Internet security is a very important issue to all at Ashlands C of E First School – we hope every child has a safe and happy experience whilst using the internet.
Making sure children are accessing age appropriate content is important as part of our role to educate pupils to become responsible internet users. Below is a chart showing the age restrictions placed on different social media app and services.
We have a range of security measures in place to help safeguard children from potential dangers and unsuitable material.
Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed according to our online-safety policy.
Online safety is taught across all year groups, children can demonstrate and say how they stay safe on line. They know who they can talk to if they see or read anything that upsets them, this includes at home.
Every class has their own online safety area, this includes E-sense rules that the class have agreed .
There is a whole school approach using the E-Sense Awards, these reinforce the online work that all children complete during their time at Ashlands.
Every class has elected an online -safety Champion, they have an important role within the school. They are the eyes and ears of online safety, they will be on the look out for great online practice and to help with any online safety questions.
They will attend termly meetings to raise any concerns and to review the school’s policies.
Some useful parent information sites:
CBBC WebsWhat issues could be affecting your children? Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online.ite – The ultimate internet survival guide. Tips and tricks you’ll need to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.
There are lots of parental controls and other online tools to help your child have a safer and more private online experience, many of which are free and easy to set up. Take a look at our guides so you can help to protect them when they are online at home, at a friend’s house or out and about. But remember, controls and tools aren’t always 100% effective and tech-savvy kids sometimes find their way round them.
What issues could be affecting your children? Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online.
The ‘Bullying UK’ website deals not only with cyber bullying but bullying of any nature. In relation to cyber bullying the site tackles what to do, the effects of cyber bullying and staying safe online.
Safer internet has advice and resources to support parents and children to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.
You may want to practice different skills such as Rainbow Olympic Maths challenge and phonic sounds at home. Here are some links to websites where you can practice this at home.
There are a range of different apps that can be downloaded to help support learning in a fun and engaging way. Please speak to your class teacher for ideas of apps and games that your child could play online.