Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. A key message we promote at Nettleworth is using the internet safely and positively. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way and hold an online safety workshop each year. The most important thing we can do is to have conversations and stay engaged with the children's digital lives.
Online Safety is also taught through the use of the following literature; our KAPOW scheme, Digi Duck, Smartie the Penguin, Chicken Clicking and Troll Stinks.
At Nettleworth all of our computing lessons begin with a discussion on how to stay safe online.
In Foundation and KS1 we promote the 'SAFE' rules for Online Safety.
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday 7th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2023. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on children and young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet. This year the Safer Internet Day theme is 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations online'. We will be celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
Reporting E-Safety Incidents
CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website.
CEOP is a law enforcement agency and are here to help keep children and young people safe online. They help thousands of children and young people every year who have to face negative interactions and abuse online.
They are here to help and give advice, and making a report online if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried is easy.
Click here to find out more information about what they do and to seek advice and information about reporting an incident.
If you need to report an incident that has happened to you or someone you know please visit the page below.
E-safety is planned for and taught at the beginning of every session that involves the use of technology using 'SAFE'.
E-safety activities are planned for on Safer Internet Day and all teachers respond immediately to the needs of the children to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary skills to stay safe on the internet.
Online Safety Links
To support you with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites for you at access free information and resources.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers (help and advice for parents and carers)
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parents/(advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/esafety-leaflets-resources/(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
https://saferinternet.org.uk/ (help and advice for parents and carers)
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?page=3 (Information on different social networks, apps and games and their age limits)