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 Online Safety


ICT in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, schools need to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our children with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.  Information and Communications Technology (ICT) covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning. It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole.  Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:
  • Websites
  • Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Email and Instant Messaging
  • Chat Rooms and Social Networking
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Podcasting
  • Video Broadcasting
  • Music Downloading
  • Gaming
  • Mobile/Smart phones with text, video and/or web functionality
  • Other mobile devices with web functionality
Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much ICT, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed and all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies.
Help with Online Safety
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children's.  For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of.  For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
The following links aim to make online parenting simple.
If you have just bought an ipad/tablet or are thinking of getting one soon then the following guide will help you to decide which apps
to put on it.

Share Aware campaign

To kids, online life is real life. And, just like in real life, kids need help to stay safe online. 

Share Aware is an NSPCC and O2 campaign to help parents have regular and informed conversations with their child about online safety. We're aiming to get every family in the UK chatting about their kids' online world, just like they would about their day at school. 

We tell children that’s it’s good to share, but online it’s different and sometimes it can be dangerous. Through our straight-forward, step-by-step advice and Icebreaker email series, we’ll show parents how to untangle the web and teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when parents aren’t there.

  • Our new TV ad – Safety advice from a 10 year old. 
  • Parental Controls Help on deciding what's appropriate for your child to see online.
  • Share Aware Homepage - Read our step-by-step guide to being Share Aware and our TEAM (Talk, Explore, Manage, Agree) framework on how to stay safe online in four simple steps.
  • Teaching resources – Download Share Aware teaching resources for use in the classroom. 


Safer Internet Day-Tuesday 7th February 2023

Online Safety Day

Our Enrichment days this year are on the theme ‘Safe and Sound’ and on Friday 20th October, we held the first of these days, which focused on ‘Online Safety’. Throughout the day we helped the children to understand more about the digital world that they live in and how to stay safe within it. Some of the storybooks that we used throughout the day included:

  • Digiduck's Big Decision
  • When Charlie McButton lost power
  • Chicken Clicking
  • Webster's Friend
  • Webster's Email
  • Webster's Bedtime
  • Penguin Pig

Many parents nowadays are unable to keep up with how quickly technology is changing and we felt that it was important to also provide something for our parents, so we invited them to join us in the afternoon, for a workshop to learn all about how they could keep their child safe online.

The hour-long workshop delivered by O2 and the NSPCC was a great opportunity for parents to gain skills and knowledge, to understand the internet and technology as children do – from online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls – and to help them have the right conversations with their child/ren.

We were delighted to see so many parents attend the event and take away some valuable information.             


CHATFOSS Online Safety App

The BBC were in school on Monday 21st March to film the launch of a new Online Safety App, which we are piloting in school called CHATFOSS. If you missed it here is the report from BBC Northwest news. All the children in Key Stage 2 now have log-in details and passwords to access ChatFOSS. Thank you to all the junior parents/carers who attended the Online Safety meeting after school.