Online Safety

At Woodloes Primary School we take great care to plan and teach the children how to stay safe in the on-line world and how to use technology responsibly.

The safety of our children is of paramount importance to everyone in the school and something that we monitor and review continuously. Staff members are acutely aware of the necessity in educating pupils about both the benefits and dangers children potentially face when using the Internet in their day-to-day lives. Staff, parents and carers of Woodloes School work together to ensure we all have the knowledge on how to teach our children to remain safe when online.  

 

We urge you to visit the links below on how to keep your children safe. They contain useful information and can signpost you to further external organisations to answer questions or offer support with online safety concerns.

Conversations with your children:

It’s important, not only to know what your child is doing online, but to also engage in conversations with them about staying safe on the Internet. This link from the NSPCC offers advice on how to begin the conversation with your child and what to do if you're worried about online safety.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP):

The following link from CEOP offers useful parental advice on keeping children safe on the Internet. It includes social media advice, account age restrictions and how to delete an account.

Your children and social media:

Keep up to date with the constantly changing world of social media: Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and more. Take a look at the following link from the NSPCC; an informative place to find out the pros and cons of each of these social platforms for various age groups.

Control what your children can access online
A fantastic website which explains how to set parental controls on each device around the home. Highly recommended!

Pokémon Go!

Please read this guidance published by the NSPCC about keeping children safe with one of the latest online games.

Parents and children exploring the Internet together:

Visit the Think U Know site below with your children which provide animated information about the benefits and risks of using the Internet.

Click this icon for a guide aimed at children aged 5 – 7 years old. Learn how to have fun and be careful when using the Internet.