Online Safety

Neil Amos is the lead for Online Safety in school (in Jenny Dodd's absence). There is an online safety group that meet termly which consists of the ICT Strategic Manager (Jonathon Elton), Computing Subject Leader (Alex Barrett), Anti-bullying Coordinator (Ali Rodgers) and Online Safety Link Governor (Lisa Hodgson). We use the 3600 safe audit and current policies to monitor our online safety provision.

There is a lot of concerning content on the internet and sensible precautions should be taken including letting your child know what to do if they see something that upsets them. They should let a responsible adult know or report their concern by pressing the CEOP button below.

Online Safety Policy

The school's policy on Online Safety can be found here: Online Safety Policy.

Pupils learn about Online Safety through their computing lessons and the annual Safer Internet Day.

Information is regularly sent home about Online Safety; the text message service alerts parents/carers to new content on the school or other organisations’ websites.

There is an annual parent/carer forum on Online Safety.

If you have any queries/questions about Online Safety please do not hesitate to contact the school.

YouTube

There have been some alarming reports in the media about highly inappropriate (and illegal) videos on YouTube. Whilst this isn't new it's good to see this getting coverage. Please talk to your children about the different videos/channels they watch. Just because a thumbnail or title appears child-friendly it doesn't mean it is. Also be sure to check if they have their own channel and upload their own videos. Many children say their parents do not know.

Enable RESTRICTED MODE (video HERE), have a look through their watch/search history and for younger children (under 7) consider YouTube Kids (video HERE). There are updates coming to YouTube Kids app, for guidance see HERE.

Online Safety Day

On 5th February 2019, as a school we celebrated Safer Internet Day. The theme this year was ' Together for a better internet'. All pupils accessed an Online Safety themed assembly and took part in Computing activities throughout the day.

Useful Websites for Parents/Carers

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