Online Safety Advice
Online safety is an ever evolving concern. Within this page you will find advice and guidance about how best to support your child whilst they are online. Within school we have a robust programme of lessons looking at various aspects of online safety and inappropriate behaviour online.
This page will be under constant change with new advice being received on a regular basis.
If you have any concerns about a child’s online activities please follow the guidance on the Safeguarding page as you would for any other safeguarding concern, or please refer to our Online Safey Policy.
What are our children doing online?
I wonder how often we would be able to say, hand on heart, that we know what our children are accessing online? We have a system in school to monitor everything our students are typing; we can see their screens and share our own screens to help demonstrate learning and to make improvements. When concerning content is being accessed, we are able to follow this up with a conversation, some additional education and even some specialist support where necessary.
But what about at home? Naturally, the measures that we take in school are different to those at home and we know that online material can be hugely beneficial to learning and social experiences.
But how long are our children online for? What kind of video material are they accessing? Is it age appropriate? Do you know who they are communicating with? The 14 minute video below is a good reminder to us about having conversations with our children and being more aware of what our children may or may not be accessing online.
Where to find additional support
Again this section of the page will be updated on a regular basis as new support and guidance becomes available.
The National Online Safety website: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/ has a vast amount of supportive material relevant to parents/carers and children of different ages.