At St Michael’s C E Primary School we recognise that the education of pupils in online safety is an essential part of the school’s provision. Children and young people need the help and support of the school to recognise and avoid online safety risks and build their resilience. Online safety not only includes Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology.
We have an online safety policy and procedures in place for recording and investigating any incidents that might arise. The children are taught about online safety issues through the curriculum.
Please find below some links and guidance for parents and carers to help their children stay safe online:
Childnet international: Where parents and carers can find all the information they need to keep their child safe online.
Thinkuknow.co.uk Parents guide to Whatsapp, ooVoo, Instagram and Kik
NSPCC Net aware a guide to the social networks your children use
UK Safer Internet Centre has information, advice and resources on all online topics:
Parentport helps you report unsuitable online content, including advertising and games.
Know the Net for advice, quizzes, tests, online etiquette, password advice, and more
CEOP is where adults or children can report actual or attempted abuse online:
Internet Matters help for parents on how to keep their children safe online
Parentzone help for parents on how to keep their children safe online
Commonsensemedia Independent reviews, age ratings, & other iformation about all types of media for children and their parents
South West Grid for Learning: a not-for-profit charitable trust, providing a wide range of products, services and solutions designed specifically for education. swgfl.org.uk
Online Compass, a free an online safety self-review tool www.onlinecompass.org.uk