The education of pupils in online safety is an essential part of the school’s provision. Children and young people need the help and support of the school to recognise and avoid online safety risks as well as in building their resilience. Therefore, online safety is a focus in all areas of the curriculum and staff reinforce appropriate safety messages on a regular basis.
Parents / carers play a crucial role in ensuring their children understand the need to use the internet / mobile devices in an appropriate way. The school will take every opportunity to help parents understand these issues through newsletters, website, social media and information about national / local online safety campaigns and literature, and workshops.
In school, children will be taught online safety through our Computing Curriculum. .
In Key Stage 1, children will be taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
In Key Stage 2, children will be taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable / unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
A full copy of our Online Safety and Social Media Policy can be found below.