We consider online safety a fundamental building block of digital literacy. We don’t teach our children to ride a bike by sending them straight to the roads, nor should we allow children freedom and open access the first time they are on a computer.
We have worked hard to promote online-safety in our school and schools across the UK at conferences and through our website Betsy Bee. As a result of our efforts we were asked by Childnet to help produce the Know It All resources, Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew. You can see Mr Pile’s contribution in the Teacher Resources talking about the importance of working with parents.
We also worked with Professor Tanya Byron on the Byron Review, presenting at 10 Downing Street to talk about online safety with the Prime Minister.
Click on Betsy Bee to visit her website.
The Online Safety Curriculum
Our work is embedded in our classroom practice and is supplemented by our PSHE programme, assembly themes and in discussion with parents through regular meetings, publications, digital resources and newsletters. Staff demonstrate good practice and use tools responsibly themselves. You can download our targets, created using the SWGFL guidance, below.
The Parent Pledge
We want every child to be safe online and so we ask every parent to join us in making a pledge. The pledge involves following 6 simple rules to keep children safe at home.
Is That Your...
Mr Pile has written 7 books to help keep everyone safe and secure online. So far over 20,000 copies of these FREE books have been downloaded across the world. Click the image to find out more.
Download the 2016 Safer Internet Day Newsletter which contains lots of handy hints and tips for parents.
You can also download some of our support documents to give access to information about web filters, browsing safety and supporting young people online.