Online-safety continues to be a key priority for our school. With more pupils than ever gaining access to technology, and at an ever-earlier age, we want to work in partnership with our families and community to ensure children are using it in a safe, positive and responsible manner.
Technology provides new learning opportunities – online collaboration, anytime anywhere learning and communication – but at the same time can provide additional opportunities for pupils to access material they should not, or be treated by others inappropriately. Our curriculum has a clear focus on online safety and shows pupils how to protect themselves from harm, particularly concerning cyber-bullying and dealing with strangers online.
At Forestdale we understand a range of factors keep children safe online:
- Policy- We have a clear and rigorous online safety policy, which has clear procedures used by the whole school.
- Staff- Our staff receive training on up-to-date training on online- safety.
- Curriculum- Our online safety curriculum is age-appropriate, relevant and engages pupils’ interest.
All breaches of online safety must be reported immediately to either the class teacher, the head teacher or the online safety officer email@example.com.
Any illegal online activity must be reported to the police at ceop (the national crime agency's child protection command) www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
Keeping Children Safe online:
The NSPCC has advice on how to keep your children safe online:
For further information, please visit:
NSPCC Net Aware
A guide to guide to social networks, apps and games.
Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer