Keeping Your Children Safe Online

We recognise that the use of technology has become a part of many families lives, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Your child may have had to use technology more than is usual for your family. We are aware that this can pose problems for families who may not understand the risks children may face when learning or playing on line. Please do look at our E-safety, the Internet and Appropriate use policy. Here you will find advice on how to use the internet and technologies safely as well as many websites listed below which can help you keep your child safe on line. Please be mindful that school has very strict filtering processes and so if your child is searching at school, inappropriate sites will not be accessed. Please use this time to check your parental filtering to keep your child safe at home too.

Some key websites to help you and your children are:

Please be mindful of the dangers surrounding the video conferencing apps such as WhatsApp, Zoom, FaceTime etc. These are live running apps and can be recorded by the user at the other end. Please take care to ensure your child is supervised whilst using these to protect them from images and languages that would not normally be accessible in your household. Staff at school will not be using video conferencing apps unless pre-agreed with Ms Omell, the school Designated Safeguarding Lead, to ensure all safeguards for children and staff are in place. We will only use these methods of communication in special circumstances.