Online Safety

 

 Here at Cranborne School, we strongly believe in ensuring our children are fully prepared to compete in the global community and as part of this, we recognise and value the vital role that digital literacy plays in this. We recognise that internet, mobile and digital technologies provide a good opportunity for children and young people to learn, socialise and play, but we also understand our responsibility to ensure our children are safe. The digital world is an amazing place, but with few rules.  It is vast and fast moving and young people’s future economic success may be partly dependent on their online skills and reputation.  We are, therefore, committed to ensuring that all pupils, staff and governors will be able to use internet, mobile and digital technologies safely.  This is part of our safeguarding responsibility.  Staff are aware that some pupils may require additional support or teaching, including reminders, prompts and further explanation to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of online safety issues. 

We are also committed to ensuring that all those who work with children and young people, including their parents/carers, are informed about the ever-changing risks so that they can take an active part in the safeguarding of children.

Cranborne Primary School Online Safety Policy

The following are a range of useful links for more help and information

www.parentinfo.org/

Autumn 2015 saw the release of this excellent new website. It was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.

 

www.saferinternet.org.uk  

Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. 

www.childnet.com

An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.

 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk 

This is an essential site to visit if you are interested in esafety. This gives you the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. This site also contains information and resources that are useful both in the classroom and at home. There is also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or are worried about someone they are chatting to online. This site is run by the team at CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection CentreEnter. 

 

www.bullying.co.uk 

One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.

www.internetmatters.org 

Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.