Online Safety

Online Safety

Welcome to the e-safety section of the school website.

At Kingsway Primary School, children are exposed to technology from the time that they start school. Technology plays an integral role within every classroom. It is embedded in Reception and is a constant and prevalent feature of school life.

With the constant advancement of technologies, which places emphasis upon collaboration and sharing, the children are increasingly ‘creators’ of online content and not just ‘passive recipients’. They are developing their digital skills as well as skills in creativity, communication and networking.

E-safety is an intrinsic part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

Children learn programming and how digital systems work (computer science), how to create programs and content (information technology) and to use a range of applications and software (digital literacy). Online safety is also a key part of the curriculum which is taught termly in every year group following the school scheme. Computing skills are taught discretely as well as being embedded through other areas of the curriculum.

The following E-safety websites will enable you to develop e-safety at home:

TikTok Update Parental Controls with Family Pairing Feature
The TikTok family pairing feature allows parents to link their accounts to their children’s. Find out what features are available and how

Advice and Guidance for Parents and Children
When using any computer, tablet, or smartphone remember SMART;

SAFE: Don’t give out your own information
MEET: Only meet people you have met online with your parents
ACCEPTING: Only open emails & texts from people you trust
RELIABLE: Some people online tell lies, only talk to real world friends and family
TELL: Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable

Suitable for 5 to 7 years

Report it

If you are worried about anything your child has seen on the internet you can report it to the police by clicking on this button:

reporttoceop

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

We hope you find this page useful. If you require further advice or information please contact Mrs Smith or Mr Cox on 01452 881800 or make an appointment to come in and speak with them.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Link to: Kingsway Primary School Acceptable Use and E-Safety Policy