We value ICT within our school and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing mobile technology using iPads and laptops.
The safety of our children is of paramount importance and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. Each class has a class charter which is discussed and agreed to encourage safe use of technology. We promote the phrase 'Stop, Think, Tell' to encourage safe and sensible use when online. We also work closely with the school's external technicians to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice.
To assist parents in protecting children when accessing the internet at home, we have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of online Safety and specific advice about online gaming.
School-led Presentations and Workshops
Online Safety Presentation - Mr Chambers 1.2.2019
CEOP Internet Safety
CEOP operates a 24/7 service for the receipt of reports. Reports can be made to CEOP by a young person or on their behalf by a parent/carer or professional working with these groups. Children under 11 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this either to CEOP or local police. All reports to CEOP are treated as reports of crime and as such anonymous reports cannot be accepted. Click on the image to the left to be taken to the CEOP report form.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What is cyber-bullying?
A: Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience.
Q: My child is being cyber-bullied at school. What should I do?
A: Please inform the school office of the incident, providing as much detail as possible.
Q: My child is being cyber-bullied outside of school. What should I do?
A: Please report the incident to the local police or to CEOP using the link above. Please also inform the school office that this has been completed so that we are aware of the situation.