The Internet now plays a part in everyday lives, it is very important that we educate children, parents/carers and staff how to stay safe online.
All children across the school participated in National Internet Safety Day on Tuesday 5th February 2019. Our curriculum at Blackfell consistently revisits online safety to ensure responsible and safe use of the internet by our pupils.
It is a parent/carers responsibility to be aware of any apps or sites children visit on tablets and mobile devices outside of school. Many games, apps and links are not appropriate for primary school aged children and it is important that parent/carers are aware of age guidance to support their decision what their child can access independently.
It is important to note that new challenges are arising on the internet all of the time. Guides are available to support parents/carers to openly talk about making safer decisions on line by all users.
Links below, including material from 'National online safety' and NSPCC provides parents/carers with support and ideas, including information regarding alleged 'challenges' on social media which is causing great worry and upset to young people and parents/carers. All online activity must be closely monitored. It is imperative that you take an interest in what your child is accessing online and monitor their use. Fostering an open and transparent approach about online activity helps to ensure that children are taught good practice rather than specific dangers.
All children have the message to report any concerns when using online devices to a responsible adult.
School can offer further advice and support if required.
Below are some useful links to help keep you and your child safe whilst using the Internet.
Mr Barrass coordinates Online Safety at Blackfell Primary School. Please read our school Online Safety policy.
Parental Controls give you some control over the content that can be viewed on devices connected to your home network. These include PC's, Laptops,
If you are worried about what your child may be accessing on your home network, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to arrange to have these restrictions enabled on your account or see the below guides from a few different providers.