The Internet is a wonderful tool to use but there are also risks if not used appropriately. At Cherhill CofE Primary School we learn about the importance of Online Safety. This is taught through discussion, drama, stories and other activities. Children are taught what to do if they experience something they don’t like online and where to seek advice both at home and in school.
From September 2018, staff will be using a document called Education for a Connected World to support them with their Online Safety sessions. The aim is to have a discrete session at the start of each term as well as drip feeding it into other sessions where applicable.
Below is a website that you may find useful if you need to seek support or advice. Each term there is a Online Safety newsletter which is sent out to parents/carers.
You are also welcome to pop in to school to speak to our Online Safety coordinator, Mrs Katie Burton.
Termly Online Safety newsletters
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.