Here at Huntington Community Primary School, e-Safety is one of our top priorities when keeping your children safe.
The Internet is used by millions of people every day. It is a vast open channel that provides an enormous amount of useful information and research but also includes a wide range of content unsuitable for children and young people. We pride ourselves on the ability to educate our pupils on the benefits and risks when it comes to using the Internet by having online safety rules that we must follow. These rules are divided into Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
Our Online Safety Rules
With these rules, we help our pupils to develop the important skills needed to evaluate online activity and material so they can learn about the dangers of publishing and sharing personal information that could affect their security and the security of others. Schools are required to ensure all pupils can use online systems safely and understand what is appropriate and inappropriate.
It is important to recognise that e-Safety is not only relevant to computer users but also applies to the use of mobile phones and games consoles. We support children in understanding and learning about the benefits of new technologies. The focus is less on restriction and more about establishing the risks of not using the Internet safely along with how we can use it in a positive way.
Ensuring the e-Safety message is consistent is a successful way of keeping children safe, that is why ask that parents and carers promote the same online safety rules at home as we use in school.
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)