Safer Internet Day 2023
Online safety at St Mildred’s
All children in our school are taught how to stay safe online and how to use online devices safely as part of our Online Safety curriculum.
Our Year group termly planning incorporates online safety.
We have a set of rules that the children agree to before they can use the internet or mobile devices. A copy of this agreement is also sent home as part of our New Parents Pack when they start in reception so that you can support your child in their use of ICT at home. (Copies of these agreements and our school policies can be found under Key information)
Use the web links to help your child learn about staying safe when using the internet.
Here are some links to useful information for parents to help you keep your children safe online.
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – This is the National Crime Agencies website and is full of useful information for parents and children. http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
IF you have any immediate concerns or online issues click the Make a CEOP report button on this website (on the right hand side of the page) and you will receive help, advice and support.
Other useful websites with information, games and resources:
Keep Children Safe Online leaflet http://www.kelsi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/43087/Keep-Children-Safe-Online-Leaflet.pdf
Common Sense Media
All members of our school community are asked to sign an acceptable use policy which sets out the safe use of technology and the internet at St Mildred’s.
On entry to the school children and parents are asked to discuss our children’s acceptable use rules:
- I only use the internet when an adult is with me
- I only click on links and buttons online when I know what they do
- I keep my personal information and passwords safe online
- I only send messages online which are polite and friendly
- I know the school can see what I am doing online
- I will only use school devices and the internet to help me with my learning
- I know that if I do not follow the rules:
- Then I may be stopped from using school devices and the internet.
- I will need to talk about this with a teacher/Mrs Hill
- It will be discussed with my parents/carers if necessary
- I always tell an adult/teacher if something online makes me feel unhappy or worried
- I can visit our school website www.st-mildreds.kent.sch.uk/online-safety-1/ or www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/ to learn more about keeping safe online
These are revisited regularly with the children during their time at St Mildred’s and these posters are displayed around the school as a reminder.
Click here to read our Acceptable Use policy and information.