Welcome to our Online Safety Page.
In an ever changing world of technology, sometimes it's hard to keep up with what your children are doing online. Whilst we all want to encourage our children to develop their skills in Information and Communication Technology, it is also crucial that we protect our children from the dangers online which, unfortunately, are all too common.
At The Whartons, we regularly review our policy for online safety to ensure it best fits the needs of our school community. As part of this policy, we have developed an ‘Online Safety Agreement for Pupils’ which outlines our expectations of children when using online technologies within our school and also highlights key safety messages that they should be encouraged to adopt at all times.
This agreement will be discussed with children in school but we also ask that parents spend time to read it and talk with their child about it, before signing and agreeing to it.
If your child is in KS2, they are required to sign the agreement themselves. However, if they are in KS1 or foundation stage, parents are asked to sign on their behalf acknowledging that they have had a conversation with their child about it. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
We talk often to the children about keeping themselves safe on line and knowing when to ask an adult for support if they see anything which might worry or upset them. Assemblies are used to explore with the children safe online practices.
If you are worried or need some advice as parents then O2 have set up O2 Gurus in stores. You can book an appointment with an O2 Guru through the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk and visit them in your local O2 store where they will chat with you and your child about e-safety and setting parent controls. You can also get advice by ringing 0808 8005002.