The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school, their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Peter's C of E Junior School . Staying safe online is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem.
Education around safe use is essential.
- CEOP - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- Think U Know
- Internet Matters
- National Online Safety
- Common Sense Media