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Online Safety

Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. At Holy Rood we want to help our parents/carers and children improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

As a parent/carer you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online. 

This section of our website aims to provide practical support and information to aid parents/carers in ensuring your child is safe online.

If you have any concerns regarding the e-safety of your child, please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher, Mrs Braund, or our Online Safety co-ordinator, Miss George. 

 Online Safety Policy

To view our online safety policy, please click here

Keeping Children Safe in Education 

For information about how online safety links to Keeping Children in Education 2023, please click here.

Acceptable Use Agreement

Computing Acceptable Use Agreement - Parent and Carers

Computing Acceptable Use Agreement - Pupils

Computing Acceptable Use Agreement - Staff

Child friendly EYFS and KS1 Acceptable Use Agreement

Child friendly KS2 Acceptable Use Agreement

Holy Rood’s Online Safety Top Tips

Technology use should be transparent

Encourage the use of technology in a central family area. This will make it easier to keep an eye on your child’s activities. The best protection still remains that of adult supervision.

 

Talk to your child

Take time to talk to your child(ren) about what sites they enjoy using. Ask them to show you how they use the game, website or app. Talk to them about how to stay safe on this game, website or app.

 

Online ‘Friends’

Talk to your child(ren) about not accepting ‘friend requests’ from any strangers. Ensure they know to never give away any personal information    such as their name, address, personal details etc. Take time to especially discuss with your child the importance of never arranging to actually meet a person they met online.

 

Be kind!

Whether you are talking online or in person, we know from Jesus’ example that we should always be kind to everyone. Being online should be a place for everyone to enjoy safely and no one should be subject to mean comments. Encourage your child to consider the possible consequences of their online actions. If you wouldn’t say it in person then don’t say it online.

 

Privacy settings and sharing controls

Social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, TikTok or Snapchat (which most have an age restriction of 13+) have sharing and privacy controls to manage who sees their personal posts, photos, videos, etc. It is good practise to ensure that all profiles are private – that way you can manage who sees your child’s/ children’s content.

 

Don’t believe what you read!

Not everything that is available online is true. Talk to your child about this and encourage your child to be critical as not everything is what it appears. 

 

You know your child best …

You know your child best! Use your judgement to decide if your child is ready to have access to different social media platforms, games, apps etc.

SWGfL Online Safety Parent Workshop

Please click here to view the information handout from our SWGfL Online Safety Parent Workshop. 

What parents and carers need to know about...

Click on the links below to find the latest information about apps, games and other technologies that children have access to. Please let us know if there is any further information that you feel you may require:

TikTok

Facebook

Twitter

Minecraft

Instagram

Snapchat

WhatsApp Parents Guide

Use of mobile phones

Internet safety settings

If you know of other websites, apps or games that you think would be useful to have information about on our school website, please speak with Miss. George. It is through working together, home and school, that we can take great strides in keeping our children safe online.

Online resources and advice

The following online resources and website also contain useful information for parents and carers and their children:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - Includes the very popular 'Think U Know' resource

The Key Parent resource hub

The European Internet Safety Resource

Virgin Media 'Switched on families and Internet matters'

Kidsmart 

Safer Internet 

ChildNet

Get Phone Smart with EE and Beano

02 Online Safety

Useful Documents for parents and carers

Click here to view Purple Mash's Parenting in a digital world booklet. 

Click here to view our Online Safety Apps at a glance document. 

Click here to view Childnet's Parent's Guide to Technology.

Click here to view Childnet's Parent Guide to Online Gaming. 

Support posters for parents and carers

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Social Media and Mental Health

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about OFCOM’s Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about iPads

Top Tips for Adopting Safe and Healthy Online Habits 

Useful Videos

In-game Spending and Social Media Scams | Internet Matters x Barclays Digital Eagles

Communication from school regarding e-safety and use of mobile phones 

2023-2024

Autumn 1 update from Miss. George

2022-2023

Autumn 1 update from Miss. George

Spring 1 update from Miss. George

For the latest communication from Mrs Braund, please click here

For information regarding our Mobile Phones policy, please click here

Summer Update from Miss. George