As a school, we try to instil the importance of online safety to safeguard our pupils.
The internet is exciting and contains a wealth information and when used appropriately can add value to learning and understanding. There are other aspects which, if not monitored carefully, has the potential to cause harm and have a negative impact on our pupils. As parents, it is our duty to set appropriate boundaries and talk to our children to ensure they use the internet safely.
For further information, please use these sites to help you, as parents, help educate and safeguard your children. Allowing your child free access to the internet, when they are accessing games inappropriate to their age, could be deemed a safeguarding issue. Please do your bit!
E Safety Awareness Training
Many thanks to all the staff, Governors and Parents who attended the E Safety Awareness training on June 18th. It sparked lots of important discussion and highlighted the crucial role that parents and staff have to play for the safety of our children who use the Internet.
Please find below the documents which have been made available by Amy Blackmore, our E Safety Trainer, and spread the word to all our community. The more people talk about this and develop everyone’s awareness, the better it will be for our children.
Click here for the Facebook Checklist
Click here for Key e-safety teaching resources
Click here for Parental controls
Click here for Playing Games
Click here for Fortnite Parents Guide Leaflet
Somerset County Council e-safety information for families
ThinkUKnow website from Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
CEOP report online abuse
These are further websites which can help you and your child to raise their awareness and keep them safe when using the Internet.
Dear Parents and Carers
Please spend time watching these video clips and, if you feel it is appropriate, share these with your child.
In school, we cover online safety and keeping children safe regularly. We also hold assemblies, awareness sessions and other times when appropriate.
If you have any questions, or wish for advice regarding, please do ask. We all want the same thing - to keep our children safe.
PANTS for KS1: Underwear Rule Resources
PANTS campaign for KS1 which helps children identify their body parts and learn how to stay safe. This this is aimed at keeping children safe from sexual abuse without mentioning the word 'sex'. Each line of PANTS covers a different part of the underwear rule and provides simple but valuable lessons that can keep a child safe.