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Online safety

 

The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. However, increasing use of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.

Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.  Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on children.

 

At Silver Springs, we have measures in place to ensure that using the Internet is a positive and safe experience.

 

Parents

 

  • You can add a safety button on home computers.  Click here for the download of Hectors World Safety Button.

 

  • Parentzone is a fantastic website - the parent guides really are useful. Have a look at their guides to social media, youtube and lots of apps and games.

 

  • Is your child old enough to go on a particular website? Have a look at this guide to see what is recommended and why.

 

  • Use the website Childnet to support home learning on online safety.

 

  • cBBC has some great resources on staying safe.

 

 

 

 

Publishing pupil’s images and work

 

  • Photographs that include pupils will be selected carefully and only pupils who have permission will have their images on the website.
  • Pupils’ full names will not be used anywhere on the website or blog, particularly in association with photographs.

Our advice from KS1

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