Online safety is an essential part of children's education and life in the digital world they are growing up in, it is embedded in their learning at school. The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and we teach them ways in which to keep themselves safe.
As a school to ensure that our children are up to date with current and continuously changing online safety issues. We teach them to have a clear understanding on how to prevent incidents online and what they should do if they do have any incidents or questions.
Throughout the year we have visits from the West Yorkshire Police cyber team, who comes into school and deliver sessions to the children.
Using the Internet Safely at Home
Many internet providers offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home. We advise parents, in addition to this, to set the security levels within the browsers they use. It is advised that you locate the computer in a family area, not in the bedroom, as this will enable you to supervise children as they use the internet.
In addition to this it is important to talk to your children about how to keep safe online when using the computer. Below is a copy of rules on how to keep safe online that we use in school with the children.
To help keep your children safe online we have attached a number of posters for parents and carers to read. These can be found on the National Online Safety website (https://nationalonlinesafety.com/)