At Glenfrome Primary school we use the Internet on a regular basis as part of our learning. To be able to deal with the rewards and risks associated with this, we teach Online Safety as part of our Computing and PSHE curriculum.
We have regular activities based around online safety and posters around the school, reminding us how we are responsible to keep ourselves safe.
Below is a link to online Safety resources we use in school.
We have also selected school online safety pupil representatives, where children from each class have the opportunity to share their ideas on how to keep us safe online, and then feedback any actions to their classes.
Staying safe at home
The links below can help you to stay safe at home whilst using the Internet or any other technologies that you may have available.
Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers.
GetSmart - An award-winning internet safety program for children.
Childline - Childline is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
There are obvious traps with search engines like Google and Bing. Unless you have a third party filter, images and text that are not appropriate to you child may well appear. There are a couple of solutions to this problem. The children can use a child safe search engine called www.swiggle.org.uk. Or you could use google-kids.com.
To keep using Google, but have some control, watch this video link. This will show you how you can adjust your safety search settings.
But most importantly, remind children to talk to you if they are unsure or don't like something they find online.