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As computer and other communications technologies have developed, new dangers have emerged for all those who use them.

Schools have a duty of care towards their pupils, above all to enable them to use the internet and other communication technologies safely.

We take steps in school to help protect your child in the following ways:

  • We keep abreast of the latest developments, for instance having key staff attending regular update training
  • We have an appropriate Online Safety Policy in place which is reviewed regularly by the governors and staff. This helps us adhere to the legal requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent legislation and Safeguarding requirements
  • Our high-speed broadband connection is filtered so that it provides secure e-mail and web filtering facilities
  • Staff are kept informed of new developments in technology
  • Children are taught to use the web safely
  • Children are not allowed use of mobile phones in school
  • Children are not allowed to access chat rooms, message boards, messenger services or other 'social networking' websites in school
  • Children are only allowed access to websites under staff supervision
  • We are registered with the ICO for Data Protection and the information and certificate is displayed on the Information Board
  • All staff, volunteers, governors and parents/carers are asked to complete the Acceptable Use forms from the Online Safety Policy on starting at the school. You can find copies of the agreement in the New Starter forms in the 'Forms' section of 'Files' tab on this website
  • In the 'General Information' section, you will find our Data Protection letter, which explains how we use the information you provide to us

Information to support parents

Making sure your child is safe while accessing the internet can be daunting for parents and carers.  We have provided a copy in each pigeon hole of the digital safety booklet, which have been produced with support from the government.  If you need another one, please ask at the school office. Below we have put some links to some sites that provide information and support to help you with this. They address issues of online safety, social networking and general safety on the internet.

Click on the icons to access the webpages.

Childnet International

Advice and information for parents and carers to help support children in safe and responsible use of the internet and all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  This includes the information previously held on The Kid Smart website.

 

UK Safer Internet Centre - Lumina TEchnologies 

The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Digital citizenship, online safety & civility

 

Hacker on a computer.

Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.