Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
Digital technology is very much part of everyday life and children are spending more time than ever online. Internet access provides many opportunities but unfortunately presents many potential risks. Also, with new apps, games and platforms emerging every day, it can be difficult to keep up and stay safe.
Online safety at Moat House is about enabling our school community to benefit as much as possible from the opportunities provided by the internet and the technologies we use in everyday life. It is not just about identifying and avoiding associated risks. It is about ensuring everyone has the chance to develop a set of safe and responsible behaviours that will enable them to reduce the risks whilst continuing to benefit from the opportunities.
At Moat House, we use Impero to monitor the internet access of all IT users, including staff and children. You can find out more information in our Online Safety Policy.
The 4 C’s of Online Safety
The risks associated with being online relate to conduct, content, contact, and commerce. Teachers address these issues through our computing curriculum and RSE and health education curriculum. Opportunities are also made to discuss current online safety concerns with the children as and when they occur.
Our Online Safety lessons are based on the 8 topics outlined in the UKCIS “Education for a Connected World” Framework:
- Self-Image and Identity
- Online Relationships
- Online Reputation
- Online Bullying
- Managing Online Information
- Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
- Privacy and Security
- Copyright and Ownership
Keeping up with an ever-changing digital world can be a challenge, therefore we subscribe to National Online Safety in order to provide our school community with the most up-to-date online safety information.
We regularly share online safety guides through our school social media platforms. Parents can also download the free National Online Safety app to find out how they can protect their child online.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.