If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
The following is a video clip from Traci Good - an expert in online safety in schools.
The clip is the first of many focusing on how to keep your children safe online during the Covid-19 period.
We are committed to ensuring that our children are safe On-line. It is an important task that needs to be worked on throughout the year, with children, schools and parents working in partnership.
Every year, the children participate in the 'Safer Internet Day' and the theme for Feb 2019 was “Together for a better internet”.
This national event is very important and helps us to ensure that our pupils are being helped to stay safe both at school and at home. A great many resources are available that you can use with your child and we ask parents to take time out with their children to explore the issues relating to online safety carefully.
The Governing Body has approved a variety of Policies which are used to ensure staff and children are kept safe online. These policies are available from the school office upon request and from our website.
Most of the staff at school have completed the THINK U KNOW training to help keep children safe online. If you wish to report an issue or just want to take a take a look at the CEOP's website you can follow the link. On this site is a direct reporting mechanism which can be used to report issues and takes you directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Please look at our curriculum map which includes information about how we educate our children about staying safe online. This is a programme that is ongoing and children are taught about staying safe online through a mixed diet of taught lessons, discussions and visits by professionals. These messages are reinforced throughout the year in computing lessons and other sessions where children use the internet and digital devices to support learning.
The introduction of the Computing curriculum in England aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology creatively and purposefully. A key aspect of this lies in being digitally literate. Online technologies play a huge role and so providing a broad and balanced e-safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively.
Useful information can be found at:
December 2019 12 DAYS OF ONLINE SAFETY A Parent Guide for Christmas by Traci Good
December 2019 APPS Advice for Parents A guide explaining current popular APPS that children use by Traci Good
November 2019 Fortnite Advice for Parents A guide to Fortnite for parents produced by National Online Safety