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. You can download our habits posters to use at home - there's different ones for every age. See the bottom of this page.
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 support or advice, please see any member of staff.
Internet Matters - a site full of parent guides and information on the latest apps and games.
NSPCC & O2 - Learn how to talk to your children about e-safety.
CBBC Own It - A page for Y5 & Y6 children all about e-safety.
Children's information - Thinkuknow website with information for parents, carers and children of all ages.