Online safety is a vital part of keeping children safe at Bishop's Waltham Junior School. We strongly encourage sensible use of digital and online technologies as they open up huge possibilities for learning for all our children.
Children can use the Internet to research new information, as well as connecting to children they know online via mobile phones. We want our children to enjoy the benefits of technology but, at the same time, we believe they must be made aware of the potential dangers involved in this ever changing digital world.
For parents and carers, this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of, in particular the need to ensure your child’s safe and responsible use of technology. On the links below, you will find lots of useful information about online safety.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school and speak to a member of the online safety team.
Please report any online safety concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org, our e-safety lead.
We have a range of policies and systems in place through which we strive to ensure that children use computers and the internet within a safe environment. Our E-safety Policy and Acceptable Usage Policy are updated on a regular basis in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the technological world.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent.
Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Parental Advice - Online Safety
This site aims to “make online parenting simple”.
It acknowledges that whether a parent is a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that we’ll be playing catch-up with the way our children are using the internet. It asks us to think, “How can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?”
It answers the following questions:
· What is my child doing online?
· How do I talk to my child about what they are doing online?
· What risks might my child face?
What tools are there to help me keep my child safe online?
With age specific advice, this site can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
· Cyber Bullying
· Online Grooming
· Inappropriate Content
· Online Pornography
· Online Reputation
A guide for parents to the most popular social networking sites, apps and games that young people use.
Using Net Aware, parents can form their own views about whether an app, site or game is appropriate for their children.
Covers the full range of potential risks that children may experience online. Parents can register to receive regular updates on the latest issues.
Also includes links to information on protecting ourselves and the family’s computer(s) while using the internet.
This site is aimed at children, but also gives an excellent insight to parents on topics such as bullying on social networks and ‘sexting’.