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Online Safety

As a school, we take our responsiblity for safeguarding children seriously and we aim to protect them from harm. Part of this duty of care is to help children to make informed choices to protect themselves. This includes keeping safe online. We aim to support parents with safety messages and will discuss online safety in school, as part of our computing and Life Skills lessons. We publicise Safer Internet Day each year and promote NSPCC resources. We also have access to SWGFL's 'Project Evolve' resources which are used in the event that we need to address a specific Online Safety issue.

NSPCC Online Safety advice

Parent’s Guide

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection

KS2 Online Safety

Share Aware

Lucy and the Boy

I saw your willy

Thinkuknow - Information for parents from CEOP.

Internet Matters - Information on a range of Online Safety subjects including: setting up devices, choosing age-appropriate apps and tips about how to discuss Online Safety with your children.

The CEOP YouTube channel also contains a variety of videos for parents and carers about different aspects of Online Safety.

Safe Searching

Researching information is an important skill for our children to develop, but we recognise that this can be a way that they find unsuitable search results. We guide our children to use specific search terms as well as using search engines such as Swiggle - which is a child-friendly search engine from the Online Safety experts at SWGFL. We also reassure our children that telling an adult if they accidentally find something that makes them uncomfortable online will not get them into trouble and that we can help and support them if this happens.


Filtering and Monitoring

To ensure that all users of school devices are safe, we use Securly filtering and monitoring software. This ensures that the internet use of all users (children and staff) is tracked and reports are sent to key adults (Senior Leaders and DSLs) should any inappropriate behaviour be detected. In the event of any inappropriate use being detected, our behaviour and acceptance use policies are followed. This could include conversations with children and parents.