Our school has been awarded the Online Safety Mark in recognition for the high standard of online safety education and awareness for all staff, pupils and also for parents and carers, to ensure that these users of digital technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile devices.
You can read the full Online Safety Mark Assessor report below.
Online Safety Mark Report
This page will provide you with useful links and information to find out more and to help keep your children and young people safe online.
You will find a collection of Parent Info and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online.
If you're worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know. The CEOP button below will take you straight to the CEOP safety centre.
Online Safety Group Terms of Reference
It was agreed at the last Online Safety Committee Meeting that the attached Pupil Acceptable Use Agreements would be adopted within school with immediate effect.
Online Safety - Keeping Children Safe Online
With the ever growing number of children now having access to online streaming via a mobile phone or Xbox, this website by CEOP may be of use to share with parents and carers into the New Year to advise about the opportunities and risks presented by the online world and encouraging open and confident discussions with their children. Some examples are:
Sharing pictures of your children
There is also some useful information on Parent and Carer Online Toolkit (Childnet)
The new non-statutory guidance published in the summer, Teaching Online Safety (2019, DfE), recommends that schools 'Proactively engage staff, pupils and parents/carers in school activities that promote the agreed principles of online safety' (see paragraph 42
The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit
Online Safety - Useful Links
Internet Safety Glossary - https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/internet-safety-glossary/
MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents FEB 2019 - The National Online Safety website have created to this guide to raise awareness of the issue and offer advice on helping parents to talk to their children about making safer decisions online. MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents FEB 2019
Snapchat Parental Advice - Snap Maps Location Sharing Feature - This article contains advice and information for Parents and Carers to help keep them informed on keeping their children safe when using the Snapchat App. Snapchat Parental Advice Article
Lancashire Safeguarding Board Parent/Carer Information - This Parent and Carer page contains a variety of resources which can be used to develop knowledge and confidence to support children and young people http://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding/parents-and-carers.aspx
Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine - A useful magazine to help families get to grips with the digital world. View current and past publications here https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/archive
NSPCC Parents Guide to Pokemon Go - Tips and advice for keeping children safe on the latest craze Pokémon Go https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/
Parents Guide to Musical.ly - CEOP have produce a Parents' Guide to the new app Musical.ly which is popular with Teens http://www.parentinfo.org/article/a-parents-guide-to-musically
Internet Matters - Protect your children by activating simple parental controls around the home with useful step-by-step guides https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
NSPCC Online Safety - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
CEOP/ThinkUKnow for Parents - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Adventures of Smartie the Penguin- http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/sources/projet/The-Adventures-of-Smartie-the-Penguin.pdf
Safe Smartphone Use - https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/
Remember the 5 SMART rules when using the internet and mobile phones!
Lancashire Constabulary Online Safety Notice - Stranger Danger
Widgit - Be Careful Who You Talk Too Online
Widgit - Meeting People Online
Widgit - Accepting Attachments Online
Widgit - Do Not Give Out Personal Information Online
Widgit - If Worried Tell Someone