Online safety is taken very seriously by all school staff and governors. We have an extensive online safety curriculum that progresses through the school. Our online safety lessons are spread out throughout the year so this extremely important topic is kept fresh in the children's minds. We also celebrate Safer Internet Day annually.
Right from the first half term in our Reception class we teach the acronym 'SMART'. This outlines the basic principles of online safety which is then revisited throughout your child's time at Abbotskerswell Primary School, with more complex and age-relevant topics added in each classes curriculum.
Below are links to documents and websites providing online safety advice and resources for parents:
CEOP Facebook (see feed on this page).
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet Matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Parent Info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)
Mr Chidler, our school computing & ICT curriculum lead, is available to provide online safety advice should parents wish to receive advice from a member of staff. Please contact the school office with any online safety queries who will pass this onto Mr Chidler, he will then contact you with a response or to arrange a time to meet to discuss the query further. The school office can be contacted by clicking here.
For more sensitive matters or concerns around the safeguarding of a child please contact Mr Kevin Martin (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or in his absence Miss Lisa Walsh (SENDCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead). Further information can be found on our 'Safeguarding' web page.
The children have their own 'Online Safety for Pupils' web page they can access for child-friendly online safety advice.
Further Advice for Period of COVID-19 School Closure
We understand that due to the current school closure children may be spending increased amounts of time online. Please see the document link below for top-tips on how to keep primary school children safe online during school closures.