At South Bank Primary we support the use of the internet for educational purposes and seek to underpin children’s knowledge of safe use and protection. We provide our pupils with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond. However, we recognise that children also have access at home to a wide range of technology.
Within school, pupils are kept safe online by;
- Being taught how to use the internet appropriately, which includes not sharing personal information.
- Ensuring that parents/carers permission is sought before using photographs/videos online and no names will be used in connection to these.
- Ensuring that the internet has appropriate filtering, virus protection and search engines.
- Mobile phones are switched off by staff and visitors.
There are many ways in which parents can keep their child safe online. These include:-
- Putting on parental controls which will block selected websites and email addresses, set time limits and stop your child from searching certain words.
- Talking to your child about what they do online and sharing time with them will help them understand the dangers of online use and how to deal with issues that worry them.
- Ensuring that your child uses the internet in a family room rather than in their bedroom.
- Adding child-friendly search engines so that they can search the internet safely.
Keeping children safe
It is important for children to understand that people online might not be who they say they are and that they could be dangerous. We encourage children to do the following:
- Keep personal information to themselves – this includes name, age, sex, address, phone numbers, or any bank details
- Ask permission before downloading files and games, or before completing online forms.
- Not to visit chat websites
- Ask an adult to supervise them if they are going to meet someone they met online
- Talk to an adult about anything that worries or upsets them
- Ignore unwanted messages or emails and to inform an adult.
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CEOP KS2 Film
This is when someone bullies another person through the use of electronic devices, which may involve social media, gaming or messaging services. The behaviour is usually repeated and can happen anywhere at any time. It is important that children know that they should tell an adult about any messages or emails that they get which they find frightening or are of a bullying nature.
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