Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Woodnook Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored closely in order to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed. Online Safety is taught to all pupils within Computing and PSHE lessons, as well as across the curriculum. Within these lessons, pupils learn how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the OnlineSafety message is consistent. It is important that, as parents and carers, you speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Websites for more information
Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download.
New e-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP. There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.
Please click on the links below to view some useful guides to help you keep your children safe at home.
We are committed to educating our pupils on how to stay aware, safe and behave appropriately online. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns regarding these issues.