The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children access various types of technology their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
We believe that it is crucial to teach pupils how to use the Internet safely, both at home and at school, and we follow the SMART rules. Online safety is taught through the curriculum and in collaboration with the school beat teams. Pupils are made aware of their responsibilities when using digital devices.
Parental Guide to Online Safety
Below are four simple steps you can follow to make talking online safety with your child easy.
1. Talk to your child regularly about what they’re doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen.
2. Explore your child’s online activities together. Understand why they like playing certain games and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe.
3. Agree your own rules as a family when using sites, apps and games.
4. Manage your technology and use the settings available to keep your child safe.