As a school, we take your child’s safety very seriously and we are committed to keeping children and young people safe online. We are pleased to say that as a school we have received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for our whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.
At Mount Street Primary School, our pupils are taught about e-safety through various different methods. We use school assemblies, both whole school and Key Stage, alongside dedicated Computing and PSHE sessions.
Each academic year, all year groups focus on aspects of e-safety in the first term. This is designed to ensure pupils feel confident when talking about any issues arising throughout the year with their peers and class teacher, as well as knowing early on what to do and who to talk to if they have concerns.
Throughout the Computing Curriculum, pupils are taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and ways to report concerns about content and contact.
In the Spring term, along with all LAT schools, we take part in the global campaign ‘Safer Internet Day’ using the theme and resources to enhance the Computing curriculum.
This year's theme is ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. So this year we challenge you to talk about your life online!
Talk to your friends. Talk to the adults you know and trust.
Tell them about the funny things you see online, or your favourite game or app to use.
Tell them about the latest trends, or your favourite videos, or the trick to beating your favourite level in a game.
Tell them about the things online that frustrate you, or the things that make you laugh out loud.
Tell them about how you think they can best support you in your online life.
Most importantly, tell them if something is worrying you. It’s never too late to share an online problem and get help and support that can make things better.
Please see below for some links to useful e-safety information for parents. You will also find further helpful links under Key Information, Curriculum, Computing, and under the Useful Links tab.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.