Online safety is an integral part of safeguarding and requires a whole school, cross-curricular approach and collaboration between members of staff, children and their parents or carers. This is of particular importance in this time when some children are needing to access Home Learning while isolating and we are all conducting more of our lives online.
If parents or carers have any questions or concerns in relation to online safety, including regarding this policy, these should be raised in the first instance with the Headteacher and/or the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
At Aldrington, we believe all children, parents and carers should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to safeguard themselves online. This will include:
- learning about the safe use of new technologies
- recognising and managing the potential risks associated with online activities
- behaving responsibly online
- recognising when pressures from others in the online environment might threaten their personal safety and wellbeing
- developing effective ways of resisting pressure
- knowing who to go to with any concerns
Useful online safety links for parents, carers and children
These links and documents can be used to support you to understand about online safety and with any concerns you may have over harmful content or online abuse or bullying.