At Southborough, we aim to equip children in becoming active participants in the world. We recognise that this world is becoming increasing technology led. Although this provides incredible opportunities for children to play, learn, create and connect, we also recognise the need to teach children, from a young age, how to stay safe.
Online safety is a large part of the computing curriculum at Southborough. Click on the link below to read about Computing on our Curriculum page:
We also use the search engine 'Google Paws Explore' which is a child safe search engine.
The NSPCC recognise that, "Talking to your child - openly, and regularly - is the best way to help keep them safe online."
You might find it helpful to start with a family discussion to set boundaries and agree what's appropriate. Or you might need a more specific conversation about an app or website your child wants to use or something you're worried about.
Please use the links below to learn more about how to help your child stay safe online.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education, but it can also cause harm to you and to others.
Remember, help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety, please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online: