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Online safety 

Join with us as we aim to achieve National Online Safety Certified Community Accreditation. 

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? - NSPCC

 

It is important that we understand enough about the Internet to keep our children safe from harm but it is equally important that we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe so they can experience the Internet positively and responsibly.

 

At High Oakham Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and protecting staff and children in relation to online safety and using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. 

 

High Oakham's commitment to keeping pupils safe online

We subscribe to National Online Safety which is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements. It's CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety, including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents, on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

National Online Safety provides not just our staff, but our parents and carers too, with a plethora of resources and knowledge to keep us informed. Knowing that we have an external body of the quality of NOS supplementing our comprehensive internal digital safety programme ensures that we keep abreast of what is a continually changing digital landscape.

We encourage our parents and carers to download the free mobile app and to login to NOS through our school specific link below, to access training, explainer videos, weekly guides and further resources by creating a parent account. 

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/high-oakham-primary-school

 

We join with NOS in sharing their #WakeUpWednesday hints and tips every Wednesday through Class Dojo as a further regular update for parents and staff around advice and support that is relevant and updated.

 

 

Our E-safety policy sets out how we will do this through specified teaching and learning, training and updating, data security and the proper use of equipment and digital content. We aim to ensure that updated support and guidance is offered and signposted to all staff, governors, pupils and families and the wider school school community through our website and social media platforms. We link with local organisations such as the police and healthcare sector and also local schools and businesses to promote the safe and purposeful use of today's technologies in line with the curriculum and what we know about life as a child in 2019. We take advice from the Local Authority safeguarding board and organisations such as NSPCC, National Online Safety, Safer Internet Centre and Thinkuknow in conjunction with CEOP (child exploitation and online protection command).

 

At High Oakham Primary School, we have a Computing team led by Mrs Phillips, Miss Walker and a governor responsible for online safety alongside Mrs Astle who is a CEOP ambassador with a passion for safeguarding children while encouraging healthy use of technology.  

 

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2021

 

Safer Internet Day 2021 will be celebrated at High Oakham Primary School and globally on Tuesday 9th February 2021 with the slogan “Together for a better internet”. This day provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with children about their digital lives. 

An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

 

To help you talk to your children about having a positive and safe time online,  a pack was created for parents and carers, including conversation starters, a factsheet, family pledge card and more!

 

Click here for the pack.

 

We love the conversation starters - click here for more information on how to start the conversation about being online with a positive note, how to talk to your child about staying safe online and talking about trust online. 

 

As part of the Safer Internet Day 2021 campaign, children and young people share their opinions on how their parents and carers can help with trust online. 

Click here for some short films.

We hope that these tips may even inspire you to talk to your own children about their tips for you when talking about what we can trust online and what is reliable information. 

 

 

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How safe are the sites, apps and games your child uses?

NSPCC

Run in partnership with O2, Net Aware offers parents useful information about each social network, including the age guidance for users. 

 

Visit Net Aware here for your guide to the social networks your children use.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

Fortnite is a hugely popular game to play amongst older children and adults alike. 

Click on the image below for an 'all you need to know' article. 

 

 

Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world

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Talk to someone about online safety

 

 

If you have any concerns regarding online safety, please come and see Mrs Phillips or Mrs Astle at school - please remember that we, as professionals have a duty of care to safeguard young people and their families and if we cannot help you, then we will direct you to someone who can. 

 

Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline are here to help.

0808 800 5002

 

We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?

Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe.

You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not. 

Click here for more support and guidance relating to supporting your children to stay safe online. 

 

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Information from E Safety Information Evening - Nov 2015

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