At Westbury Infant School, we learn about the importance of Online Safety.
This is taught through discussion, drama, stories and other activities. Children are taught what to do if they experience something they don’t like online and where to seek advice both at home and in school.
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How do we keep our children safe online?
The Internet is an essential element of 21st century life for education, business and social interaction, and we have a duty to provide our children with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience.
We believe that teaching our children how to stay safe when using the Internet is an extremely important part of this experience.
In school children are taught about E-Safety as part of the Computing Curriculum. In FS and KS1 children are taught about protecting personal details and how to use the internet responsibly
Below is a website that you may find useful if you need to seek support or advice.
Each term we hope to send an Online Safety newsletter to parents/carers.
Termly Online Safety newsletters:
You are also welcome to pop in to school to speak to our Online Safety coordinator & Deuty Headteacher, Mrs Nicky Newbury.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 5th February 2019.
Websites used in school:
Online Safety Policy
We have an IT/Online safety policy with is agreed by staff and governors. You can access the policy here.
As part of our admissions process, parents are asked to sign our ‘Acceptable Use form’ , this form is also included as part of the prospectus.
Further information for parents - click on the heading for more useful websites
If you are worried about something that has happened while you or your children have been online and need help, children - talk to your parents first, then click on the button below and you can share your concerns safely with CEOP - The Internet Police.
If you would like to find out more about keeping your child safe online at home, the following websites give great advice and information:
Safe search engine for children
Vodafone Digital Parenting – resources on setting up electronic devices and using the internet
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection
ConnectSafely.org is an organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.
BBC Web wise
Free advice on being safe online
Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.
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