Online Safety at St Andrew's
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 crew assemblies on internet safety. Online safety guides and resources are shared fortnightly with parents via our school newsletter and we carefully monitor our online safety policy and practice using 360 Safe. Whole school workshops are also delivered by a Cyber Protect Officer to help teach children about staying safe online. Children, parents and staff are required to sign Acceptable Use policies regarding internet use and we work closely with our IT Systems to regularly check our monitoring and filtering systems.
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. Please see the link below: