Online Safety

We place high value on the opportunities for learning that the internet provides. We also recognise the importance of online safety, particularly with a custom built learning platform such as Digital Wings.

Discrete online safety sessions are taught from Year 1 to Year 6 and during the Digital Literacy strand of the Computing curriculum, which aims to help children become more responsible. However online safety is not exclusive to these sessions. It is vital that our school’s Digital Community (children, families, school staff, Governors and other schools we interact with) recognise the need for continuous learning about safe use of online systems. This inevitably means children will make occasional mistakes and poor choices. It is our responsibility as a Digital Community to help turn these isolated issues into learning opportunities which will support children making better choices and less mistakes in the future.

We do not see online safety as simply a technology based issue. Technology provides the vehicle within which issues occur however it is primarily (but not solely) the behaviours that are associated with incidents of online safety that need to be addressed. Therefore references to online safety run through our Anti Bullying and Behaviour policies as well as a discrete Online Safety Policy viewable here.

The school’s Online Safety policy can also be read along with other school policies by clicking on ‘Policies’ on the top navigation menu.

To support your child’s ESafety, please visit the site below, which can also be found on Digital Wings.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk