Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Mary's C of E Primary School . We have developed security measures in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our online safety policy.
Our computing and digital literacy curriculum develops all pupils understanding of how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety messages are consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Please see our online safety resources on the school website for further information to enhance or support your understanding of online safety.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but there are some safer search engines for children.
Websites for further information
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and online world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button (on our homepage) young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Information for Parents
The NSPCC has further guidance for parents on keeping their children safe online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, Blackberry controls, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!
Information for KS2 Children
The 'Thinkuknow' website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Internet Matters provides further information for children on how you can keep save online, protecting their identify and digital footprint.
Information for KS1 Children
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. It has an excellent story called Smartie the Penguin Story.