We endeavour to keep parents informed and up-to-date about online safety and issues that arise with a variety of devices, through regular articles in our weekly newsletter, updating parents as the need arises. We also send out general information messages to parents via Parent Pay if a potential issue occurs or may have occurred.
Currently one of the most informative sites for schools and parents and carers is the National Online Safety website https://nationalonlinesafety.com . It has many helpful and varied posters on how to talk to your child about issues that may arise for you as parents / carers.
The NSPCC website has many areas for parents to use. One of the most helpful is the Share Aware site www.nspcc.org.uk/ShareAware. It encourages parents to start the discussion with their children on how to keep themselves safe online and becoming net aware.
This year we issued cards to Year 5 and 6 children to share with their parents on how to use ‘parental controls ‘on a variety of devices. Please ask your child about these cards, many parents have found them extremely useful.
Year 6 children are able to bring in their phones to school, which they must place in the safe place designated by the class teacher and sign it in and then sign it out at the end of the day. The phone must not be used until they have reached the KS2 parent waiting area. It must not be used within the school grounds at any time as the phone may then be confiscated for a period of time by a member of staff. In certain cases some Year 5 children have been able to bring in phones when a specific request has been made to the Headteacher.
For more detailed information please go to the parents page of the website.
To view our online policy, digital image policy, mobile phone policy is in the school policy please go to our policies section.