Online Safety

Online Safety

It is recognised that the use of new technologies presents particular challenges and risks to children both inside and outside of school.  Cheadle Primary School will ensure a comprehensive curriculum response to enable all pupils/students to learn about and manage the associated risks effectively and will support parents and the school community (including all members of staff) to become aware and alert to the needs of keeping children safe online

Children at Cheadle Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ or online safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them into their homes.

  • Facebook / Bebo / Myspace– Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area– Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Some links to more information:

  • Think U Know– containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Internet Safety Zone– Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart– An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All– lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK– Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape– An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline– ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.