We hope that the information on this page will help to equip parents and pupils with the knowledge they need to understand online risks and the skills necessary to keep themselves safe whilst online.
Our Online Safety Commitee, led by Mrs Cain, meet regularly and work together to ensure that every child, parent or member of staff stays safe when accessing the internet.
All staff, governors, pupils, parents and carers are asked to read, understand and sign an ‘Acceptable Use Agreement’. This ensures we all use the internet safely. It also makes our rights, responsiblities, privileges and sanctions clear to all.
Online Safety ‘Converstation Starters’
National Online Safety create resources for parents. They have recently published a free ‘conversation starter’ poster for schools to share with their parents & carers about online safety. The guide includes 7 questions to get ‘the conversation’ going in relation to their child’s internet usage. Engaging in regular, two-way communication with children about online activities is a really important way of building trust and highlighting the dangers they are exposed to every day.
Please click below to view the guide for parents & carers:
KIK Online Safety Guide for Parents
Kik is a free messaging app used by 300 million people worldwide that lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and webpages via a Wi-Fi connection or data plan. Kik is unusual in that your child can sign up without a phone number and then find and message other people via just their username. Kik is aimed at anyone aged 13 years and older – the app says teens between 13 and 18 years old will need parental permission but it does not verify ages.
For guidance concerning current online safety issues please see the links below –
The TikTok app is intended for OVER 13s ONLY. However, we are aware that an increasing number of children below this age are using the app. Many parents and children themselves unaware of the potenital risks it may pose. Click below for some important guidance about the app;