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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Online Safety

Online Safety

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:

At the beginning of each year, children sign an acceptable use document showing they understand how to use the computing equipment safely and appropriately. These are also displayed in all classrooms.
Picture 1 KS1 Acceptable Use Poster
Picture 2 KS2 Acceptable Use Poster

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.

 

LEARN ABOUT IT. TALK ABOUT IT. DEAL WITH IT.

 

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:

 

  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend, you must ensure an adult knows about it.

 

  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
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