Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Chalton Lower School. We have extensive security measures in place 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. Online safety is taught to all our pupils so that they know and understand how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
Throughout the school we aim to teach the children:
- To be vigilant when communicating online recognising that people may not always be who they say they are and to be sensible about what they share.
- About the impact of cyber-bullying and what to do if they have been affected.
- To tell an adult they trust if something is upsetting them.
- To question the reliability of information given through a web based source.
- To search responsibly for information while using internet browsers.
We understand that much of our pupil’s use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure that the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents also speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Below are a list of useful websites, advice and resources that you may find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child.
Useful Resources and Links
The NSPCC are the first to admit that the internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where the NSPCC come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Packed with resources it is a great resource for parents.
A comprehensive web resource with a wide array of tips and advice on how to navigate the online world with your child. Some of their guidance we attach below but you can find even more by visiting the link.
National Online Safety
National Online Safety’s mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They aim to do this by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. The link above provides up to date information about a wide variety of social media apps and platforms your child might be using.