Staying safe online has never been more important or relevant to our pupils and families. Online Safety is part of the Computing subject curriculum at KS1 and KS2. It exists in the 'Digital Literacy' strand. It is also a life skill taught in school to be reinforced at home and can be practiced daily through a consistent message at home and in school. Below are a number of resources, links and documents that will help you as a parent not only to understand in more detail what is taught in school, but also how you can support your child at home, whatever their age.
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Online Safety at School
At school, we use these strategies to ensure we are meeting our online safety requirements:
- Modelling of safe behaviours through Office365, Teams, Yammer, Skype, use of the internet, and other online tools;
- Drip feed of key messages through all curriculum subjects, such as how to search safely through a search engine, or how to collaborate in a document;
- Sequential and progressive planning for direct teaching of Online Safety throughout the school, using CEOP's 'Think You Know' material and the South West Grid For Learning's online safety scheme;
- Specific whole school focus on annual and national events, such as anti-bullying week, Safer Internet day;
You can access our online safety policy here.
About What We Teach in School
Think You Know (The CEOP Approach) - And quick links straight to: Lee and Kim | PlayLikeShare | Jigsaw
CEOP (Education arm of the Police service)
South West Grid For Learning - National Leaders in suporting schools though events, resources and planning.
Help and Advice for Parents
Should we watch this film? Can we play this game? Is this app okay to download? - These sites are the best of the internet to give you honest and realistic reviews and information on different media and your child.
Conversations at Home...
Parent Guides to Managing Apps and Phones
Social Media Apps
A range of reviews and quick guides to various apps for social media services, from us and other guidance organisations.
iPhone and iPad Settings
Putting on Parent Locks and Guided Access
Setting Restrictions on an iPhone or iPod
ANDROID PHONE/TABLET SETTINGS
OurPact - Managing access times and apps
Life360 - Family messaging and knowing where everyone is
Parent Guides to Consoles
How to Control Access Settings to All Games Consoles (From Digital Trends)
Videos Below offer quick guidance on what each gaming network or site are and what the pitfalls may be.
Parent Guides to Computers
Our own Parent Help Guides to Using the Office365 tools to support learning at home. These are the digital tools your child is using in their learning at school, and which can be used to continue work and learning at home.
Other Office365 Guides
These videos are not by us, but may help to offer more information about the tools your child uses i school and can access at home.
Online Learning Resources
We subscribe to a number of high quality curriculum websites whick you will have logins for your child to be able to continue to access at home as they do in school. Below are some video guides to help explain what each iste does, and som information abut how to access the content.
Parent Guide to Useful Apps
DigiDuck - eSafety for 3 to 7 year olds