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.
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 2022
Tuesday 8th February is Safer Internet Day.
This Safer Internet Day the theme is 'All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online.' From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people's role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.
Often we hear about the negative impact that the internet and new technology has on young people, but on Safer Internet Day we want to celebrate the positives and to explore what we can all do to make sure that all young people have a positive time online. Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting children to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. The most important thing you can do is to have a conversation and stay engaged with your children's digital lives.
The Safer Internet web site has lots of factsheets, information and advice for parents in keeping children safe on line, the web site is https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2022/advice-for-parents-and-carers
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