Learning in school
Our children talk and learn about online safety all of the time. We have regular visits from the police and other local agencies help us to keep up to date about what trends the children are taking part in and how we can best protect them.
In 2019 we were awarded the e-safety mark. This is an accreditation from the South West Grid for Learning. This award recognises that we provide a high standard of online safety education and awareness for all staff, children and also for parents and carers, and ensure that these users of the new technologies can be safe online.
We use the school newsletter and our social media platforms to keep parents and carers informed about what we are doing in school and how we are help the children to learn how to keep safe on the Internet.
To reduce the possibility of children accessing undesirable materials our Broadband provider (The South West Grid for Learning) operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. All of our computers are in public view and access is supervised. Children are also taught the SMART rules for using the Internet, in order to help them to stay safe wherever they use the Internet. (see below)
Online safety Ambassadors
We have two children from each of the Year 6 classes who have volunteered to be Online Safety Ambassadors. This will work in the same way that the Anti-bullying Ambassadors scheme does. The children will learn about online safety themselves and be the 'go to' support in school if children are unsure of something, feel unsafe online or if they have a question. The Ambassadors will work closely with myself, Nina Williams, feeding back all concerns.
This year our Ambassadors are: Hiswill, Trinity, Ruby and Dylan