Being online has become a fundamental part of children’s lives; from apps, online games, social media and websites, all of which can be accessed from a variety of devices including Ipads, laptops, mobile phones and game consoles. The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for children to learn and be creative however it can also expose them to new types of risks.
At Thorpe Acre Junior School, we want to ensure children understand how to keep safe when using the internet. Children partake in lessons about how to stay safe online during computing and PSHE lessons. Whole school events, such as Internet Safety Day, provide a fun and engaging approach to create opportunities for safe discussions about online safety. Our IT and Internet Acceptable Use policy is located under our 'policies' tab. Please take the time to read this important document along with the PSHE policy and computing policy.
We also provide online safety guides on the weekly newsletter which shares helpful tips and guidance about apps and websites children may be using from the National Safety Centre UK.
Please find below some resources for Parents/Carers, to help support and prevent children from accessing inappropriate material at home.
Online safety guide for parents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfYIFsivDws
Resources for children about keeping safe online: