It is recognised that the use of technology presents particular challenges and risks to children. The school identifies that the issues classified within online safety are considerable, but can be broadly categorised into three areas of risk:

content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material

contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users

conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm

We recognise that schools play an essential role in helping children to understand and identify the parameters of what is appropriate online behaviour; what is ‘safe’; to recognise when they and others close to them are not safe; and how to seek advice and support when they are concerned.

There are many very good resources available online to teach children all about the rules of e-safety. To ensure that we are giving a consistent message, we will use the 'Childnet' resources. In particular, there is a series of videos which teach our pupils the SMART rules. You can access the videos and associated resources by clicking here.

For further advice, please see the links below or speak to Mrs Carney who is the Designated Lead for online safety.