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  • Online Safety

    Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of online issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

    You can download the DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here

    You can access the NCA CEOP online parents support website called Parent Info here

    At Home

    As a parent you’ll know how important the internet is to children – they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It’s a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online – such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

    You can download a simple checklist  that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face ESafety Parent Checklist.  You can also talk to your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.  Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com

    • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
    • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
    • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
    • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
    • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online

    Parent Resources 

    To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we regularly send out information, such as the information on social media, found here: Social media awareness

    Child net also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here

    Please follow the links below for further advice and guidance:

    e-safety advice – How to keep up-to-date with what your child is doing online: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/

    Gaming advice, keeping safe on social networks, apps and games and setting up parental controls to ensure children are searching safely online: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

    How to keep your child safe on their smartphone: https://www.tigermobiles.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/

    for information from CEOP please visit – https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

    At School

    As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. As there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. We are also a member of the Nantwich Education Partnership where we share information on key issues such as how to stay safe online.

    Each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet.  We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school’s rules on staying safe.  

    For more information you can download our Online Safety Policy here.  E Safety Policy 2022

    As a school we will also regularly send out leaflets detailing online safety best practice for a range of popular and emerging games and apps. For example, the link below regarding Roblox

    online safety – roblox

    Online Safety – Minecraft