Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

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Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Online Safety

Going online is probably the greatest safeguarding threat to the children in our school. The increased use of technology has led to new threats from the use of chat rooms and live streaming. We would advise all parents to be aware of the dangers children can face online as well as what can be done to combat these threats. As well as the links on the Keeping Safe page, we have included a number of useful weblinks here. 

http://esafetytraining.co.uk/parents/ is  a great site which pulls together a range of information about online safety

  The NSPCC have developed a template for a family agreement setting out rules for safe online. 

This site will guide you through setting up parental controls on most devices. Find out how appropriate the games your children play, the apps they use  and the films they watch really are.   Comprehensive guide to being safe      online by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

 

Our online-safety policy outlines the school's approach to keeping children safe on line. Keeping children safe online forms a regular and very important part of our ICT provision, with key points regarding how to use technology safely taught and reinforced through these lessons. The children also participate in online safety awareness assemblies and we always undertaking a range of activities for online safety day, including inviting parents to a workshop to explain how to keep their children safe online. The children participate in assemblies and workshops delivered by the NSPCC. These opportunities highlight the importance of personal safety and the risks associated with on line bullying.

Although we use Twitter as a means by which to communicate with parents and the wider world about the great work we are doing, we are mindful that risks exist in relation to the use of social media. Our Acceptable Use of Social Media Policy outlines our expectations of staff and pupils in their use of this platform to ensure that pupil safety and wellbeing stay at the forefront of our minds.