The internet offers children access to information, communication with their friends and opportunities for exploring the wider world. Children can benefit greatly from exploring the online world.
However, they should have parental supervision and good advice to make sure their experiences are happy and safe.
Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at All Saints’ School. Online safety is taught to all pupils, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We deliver our online safety messages through: whole school assemblies, activities and in class workshops. Children are reminded of these key messages throughout the year and our SMART Rules posters are displayed around school as a constant reminder.
We ensure we safeguard pupils from potential dangers and unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. Parents and carers need to be aware of problems that can arise and know what to do. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Go to the Parent Page where you will find some advice and links to webpages that can be used for guidance.