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Online Safety plays an important part of keeping children safe at Greenwood Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. Online safety is covered under our existing computing curriculum, explaining and demonstrating how children can stay safe and behave appropriately online.
At Greenwood, we understand that in order to be successful in keeping children safe online, it is essential that we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important for parents to speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend's house. To support parents in creating a family agreement, Childnet International have put together some free advice and a helpful family agreement template for families to help families set clear expectations for positive and safe internet use. Below are two documents to help you create your own family agreement and two online safety posters. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
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:
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.