Teaching children how to keep themselves safe online is an essential part of our children's learning. With the increasing use of digital technology both in school and within the home comes the increasing need to be aware of the potential dangers and to protect personal information online.
At St Andrew’s Primary School, we ensure that our pupils are aware of some of the risks that are online and what to do to stay safe.
Through our computing scheme of work, children are taught to use the internet safely, responsibly and respectfully. We support Safer Internet Day and have class discussions and assemblies on internet safety. We also occasionally hold awareness evenings for parents on how to keep your children safe online.
We also have a visit from our local Police Community Support Officer for our older children.
Children, parents and staff are required to sign Acceptable Use policies regarding internet use.
Using the internet safely at home
To keep your child safe, you should:
We would like to signpost parents to KOOTH an online support for children from the age of 10 years. It is a NHS funded organisation that offers wellbeing support, advice and counselling. Children can sign up to its services on the homepage. Kooth has trained counsellors that will reply to messages sent from a child. There are also age appropriate forums that children can be part of. Teachers of our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be discussing this support network with their classes over the next couple of weeks. They will not be suggesting that all children access it but making them aware that it is another organisation like ChildLine that they can use.
Please see the link below: