At Beacon Hill Community Primary School we take online safety extremely seriously. We believe that all children have the right to feel safe and secure when using different types of digital technology.
By embedding online safety across our curriculum, we aim to empower children to use the internet and other technologies safely and responsibly. We ensure that all children know what to do if they are uncomfortable with anything they see, hear or experience online and teach them the correct way to report it.
If a child feels uncomfortable with anything they have seen, experienced or know of a peer that they may be concerned about online, then we encourage them to follow these simple steps:
If something doesn’t feel right… it probably isn’t.
Tell an adult you trust straight away.
Internet Safety Resources for Parents
Parents' Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids - https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/parents-guide-for-safe-youtube-and-internet-streaming-for-kids/
COVID-19 School Closure
During the time your children are learning at home they are likely to be spending more time online. Having access to online resources and learning has many fantastic benefits, however we also need to be aware of the potential risks that exist online.
Thinkuknow are an online safety provider who are producing 15 minute internet safety home activity packs for different age groups. We would encourage all families to explore these learning resources with their children to raise awareness for all around how to keep safe when learning from home on digital devices.
Just as a reminder that if you have a concern for the safety of a child during the school closure that you should either call the school , email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can report it directly to CEOP here: https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/