The Department for Education's 'Teaching Online Safety in School' documentation sets out that,
'Today’s children are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. We want to equip pupils with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world.'
This supports our whole-school vision for learning and our approach to teaching and learning:
‘Life today is challenging, fast-changing and complicated . Our aim is to develop the skills, attitudes and learning habits needed for success in an ever-changing world. Creating children who are resilient in the face of difficulty and uncertainty; who are resourceful and reflective, with a range of skills to successfully communicate and work with people from all walks of life.’
If you would like to know more about how you can support your child to keep safe online, please talk to your child's class teacher, or visit some of the websites below.
Childnet International - a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Internet Matters a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.
National Online Safety E-guides - up-to-date parent guides for new and popular online games, apps or websites.
NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.
Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.
You can find a parent guide to online safety, here.