Staying Safe & Well | Online Safety
At Arnbrook Primary School we believe that educating our children about being safe on-line is very important. As part of our Computing curriculum all children from Foundation Stage to Year Six follow our Online Safety Scheme of Work focusing on identifying some of the risks about being on-line and how to keep themselves safe.
In school we have clear habits which we discuss with pupils and families and encourage them to adopt at all times. These are displayed in every classroom. The habits are regularly discussed with the children by their class teachers. We'll share these with you via ClassDojo - they can't be shared on the website due to copyright.
The internet is like a magician’s hat. It's full of exciting things to discover and kids love it. But while they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes their parents don’t – and that can be a worry.
So what can you do?
Explore and understand the apps, games and sites your child uses and get to know your child’s online world better.
Chat to your child about their online world, just as you’d ask about their day at school.
Set out the family rules to live well online. Discuss and agree ground rules and make sure you’re a good role model. You can download our suggested family agreement below.
Make the technology work for you. Adapt privacy settings and use parental controls where necessary.
There's lots of information online, but we've listed a few of the best sites to get advice from. If you'd like any help or if something is worrying you online, get in touch via ClassDojo, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 9190199. You can also use the 'Speak Out' button at the top of this website.
You can also report harmful content online here:
A new website, www.actearly.uk, has been launched to help families and the public spot the signs when a loved one is being led down a path towards hatred and extremism. The pandemic has seen more children and young people at risk; children feeling lonely and isolated coupled with them spending more time online. The site is accompanied with a national advice line that will provide direct access to Prevent specialists who are trained to guide people through the process of sharing concerns about a person at risk.
Websites for parents:
Websites for pupils: