Online safety is a vital part of keeping children safe at St Stephen’s Primary School.
We strongly encourage sensible use of digital and online technologies as they open up huge possibilities for learning for all our children. Children can use the Internet to research new information, as well as connecting to children they know online via mobile phones. We want our children to enjoy the benefits of but, at the same time, we believe they must be made aware of the potential dangers involved in this ever changing digital world.For parents and carers, this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of, in particular the need to ensure your child’s safe and responsible use of technology. On the links below, you will find lots of useful information about online safety.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school and speak to a member of the online safety team.
Our E-safety leads in school are: Miss Eccles and Miss Lalsing.
We have a range of policies and systems in place through which we strive to ensure that children use computers and the internet within a safe environment. Our E-safety Policy and Acceptable Usage Policy are updated on a regular basis in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the technological world.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Risks your child may face online:
The ‘thinkuknow’ website has lots of information about the possible risks that your child faces online. Clicking on the links below will take you to some practical information about things such as:
- Inappropriate websites
- Losing control over pictures and video
- Viruses, hacking and security.
Childnet has created a brand-new resource for children aged from 8 to 11. Parents and carers can use the information to support their family on a range of subjects from staying safe online to advice about online bullying and gaming.
The pages have been written specifically for children to access if they have questions about staying safe online and include top tips, videos and short quizzes.
To go to the resource, please click on the below link:
For the parents and carers guidance on using this tool, please click on the link below:
The NSPCC launched their “Net Aware” Campaign last year in partnership with O2. They worked with over 500 parent and carers, and 1725 young people to review social networks and apps that children use. To see the results of their findings and for more information on how you can help you children please click on the Net Aware link below.
At school, we ask all children, staff and volunteers to complete Acceptable Use Agreements. These are documents that outline how we expect members of our school community to behave online.