Online Safety

Welcome to our Online Safety Page.

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In an ever changing world of technology, sometimes it's hard to keep up with what your children are accessing online.  Whilst technology can be a great and powerful tool, and 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 and is inline with the latest advice from government and industry specialists. 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.

As an National online safety accredited school our staff access up to date online safety training. Training is also availible to parents and carers via an App or through the school sign in page below.

On this page you should find helpful advice posters to support you in keeping your child safe online. Please contact school if you have any concernabout their internet uses. The poster 'Conversation Starters' may help you build an open rapport with your child around their use of the internet. 

As an accredited National Online Safety school (NOS) We are able to access the most recent and up to date advice on a range of online games and social media websites your child may become aware of and try to access.
Please see the advice posters below for your information. There are more posters on the NOS website.
Parents can also access training through the NOS site using the following link: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/the-whartons-primary-school

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.

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

On Thursday 17th February we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022.

Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in The Whartons Primary School, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. We will have assemblies where we will discuss being online safely through a story and quizzes.

We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation  at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day Education Pack for Parents and Carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.

There are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child.
Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

(saferinternet.org.uk/parents)

Common Sense Media (commonsense.org)

(internetmatters.org./controls)

Online safety is an important issue which as a Primary School we’re committed to teaching our  children about.

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch  with your child’s class teacher/myself or Mrs Dickson, one of our Designated Safeguarding Leaders.

Kind regards,

 Katie Manderville

Computer Leader