The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
We at Springcroft follow the SMART Rules:
If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.
Supporting children and parents with internet safety.
Being safe online (e-safety) is increasingly important as both adults and children alike live their lives through the internet. We ensure that children are reminded of the THINK rules (see below) before starting a lesson using the internet. However, most of the internet access that children have is outside of school and therefore we want to ensure all our families are aware of the importance of keeping safe online.
Keeping children and young people safe online is one of the biggest challenges facing society today and it is all of our responsibility to ensure that children are educated to make positive, informed choices when they are online.
Following on from a report from the UK Council for Internet Safety which highlighted the challenges parents, schools and communities face in Online Safety matters, we have subscribed to a monthly online safety newsletter, which is attached to this email.
We hope you find this Newsletter informative and helpful, and we want to work with schools to promote the positive use of technology to make the online world a better and safer place for us all.
Online Safety - Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? If you have been a victim of online abuse or you’re worried about somebody else, you can contact CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) and let them know. How can CEOP help you? (click here)
CEOP helps to keep children and young people safe online. CEOP helps thousands of children and young people every year who have been in a similar situation to you. If something scary or bad has happened to you online we will talk to you to find out what has happened and to help you keep safe.
If you make a report to us it will be read by one of our Child Protection Advisors who will make contact with you. Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
For further information regarding the safeguarding of children, please go to the following websites: