as mobile phones as well as collaboration tools and personal publishing. It highlights the
need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides
safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.
The Schools' Online Safety Policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with electronic communications as a whole.
Online Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels
- Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and made explicit through published policies.
- Sound implementation of Online safety policy in both administration and curriculum, including secure school network design and use.
- Safe and secure internet provision by Focus Networks
Some great websites for children and parents are:
These are used by us in school and have great age-appropriate material to educate children of the potential risks to them when online. Please do take a moment to look as they have some great information for parents.
Another fantastic resource for Parents is: https://www.virginmedia.com/blog/online-safety/childrens-internet-safety-test/ - here you can educate yourselves and find in one place lots of information which will help keep your children safe online.
Parents Online Safety Meetings
We have held numerous Parents Online Safety Meetings and offer these annually. To access the presentation given by David Wright from SWGFL this year, please follow this link:
We hope that the following documents offer you some guidance on how to protect your children online and make the internet a safe and exciting environment:
- Amazon Prime
- NOW TV
- xbox gaming safety toolkit
Our Online Safety Policy has been written by the school, building on that proposed by BECTA E Safety Policy and government guidance. It has been agreed by senior management and approved by governors.
An online Safety Coordinator and a named governor takes responsibility for online Safety.
The Online Safety Policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually.
Safer Internet Day