Online Safety

We know our children are spending a lot more time online and we’re also aware of the positive effect this can have on their lives. But it is also incredibly important that we teach our children how to be safe when they’re in the online world.

Here is the poster we use in school that is displayed around the computer areas in classrooms as a visual prompt that explain the key areas of online safety and all children are aware of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child with Article 17 highlighting their right to be safe when gathering information online.

Remember it is important to talk to our children about this, and just like we would teach them how to cross a road safely, we don’t have to have a ‘big chat’ it is just as effective to do it in small chunks as often as possible.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact one of the safeguarding team in school (Mrs Young, Michael, Mrs Sykes or Mrs Lorraine) and we can share ideas or help in any way we can.

Here are some links from organisations which you may find helpful:

Anna Freud – Supporting Mental Health in Schools

NSPCC – Talking to your children about online safety

NSPCC – Online Safety

CEOP – Think You Know