Keeping Children Safe online
Social media and the use of mobile phones has a widespread impact on the way in which we communicate and express our thoughts and opinions. There are clearly many benefits for us as individuals and communities.
For many young people and adults the ownership of a mobile phone is considered a necessary and vital part of their daily life. When used creatively and responsibly the smart phone has great potential to support a student’s learning experiences in school. Ownership of a mobile phone and using it appropriately is an important lesson in itself and encourages the development of independence and individual responsibility, something which is part of our aims as a school.
Schools already play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm online, including from the risks of radicalisation and cyber bullying.
If you would like further advice and support regarding online safety please get in touch with the Family Support Team.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives. With schools closed and lockdowns imposed, many children and young people are spending all their time at home. Much of that time may be spent online, often for much longer than is usual.
Being able to connect online provides valuable opportunities to learn, play and socialize with friends and peers and access information and support. It is therefore extremely important for children and young people. However, spending time online comes with risks.
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Please find below some useful links informing yourselves and your child/children how to keep safe on the internet.
Think u Know Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
NSPCC Keeping children safe whilst performing online searches and the the use of parental controls.
National Online Safety Produces guides to focus on specific platforms such as 'Fortnite'
Internet Matters simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take to keep children as safe as possible
Mobile Phone Guidance in School
Here is the link to our new Safe+Sound programme https://learnliveuk.com/safesound/
Our first programme will be live at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday 6th May.
This will be a weekly programme aimed at helping KS2 children keep themselves, their families and their carers Safe+Sound in these extraordinary times. Programmes will be available to view again on demand at any time after they go live.
Topics this week are:
- Fire safety in the kitchen
- What to do if there is an accident at home
- Water safety
- Mental health & wellbeing
It is Mental Health Awareness Week this week (18th-24th May) and the National Online Safety Group have produced a poster promoting ways to be kind to each other on the internet. Please see link... 14 ways to be kind online
NSPCC Speak out and stay safe - Facebook are hosting a live assembly on Friday 5th June at 9.30am featuring some famous faces - Ant & Dec and David Walliams... (click link for more information)