Online Safety (e-safety) is an important part of keeping children safe at Shadsworth Infant School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online
The NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe programme, offer valuable advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online. There are plenty of wonderful resources that provide help and support for both parents and children of all ages.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Online Safety Day 2024
Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme :
‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
In the UK, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online. Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:
With your help, Safer Internet Day 2024 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.
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