Teaching & Learning

Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We want to keep our children safe online, when using mobile phones, games consoles and any wireless technology. There it is important to educate our children on the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. We also want to help our parents improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

At School

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computing skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher-supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. However, there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, so we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.

We use Project Evolve to teach children about how to keep safe online. From Reception to Year 6 we learn about online relationships, online reputation, managing online information, privacy and security, copyright and ownership, managing online information, online bullying and self-image and identity. Teachers respond to incidents that happen and are responsive to the online needs of the children.

At Home

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. However, the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites on our website which are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe. In addition, you can download our termly Online Safety Newsletters.