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. The links below will provide 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 Online safety leads in school are: Miss Pickering 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 Online 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 online 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.