Internet safety is always high on the agenda at Arundel Church of England Primary School. We have security measures in place, which are constantly monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material.
Lessons are taught from Year 1 upward explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe when using the Internet and working with technology.
Lots of information is contained on the school app to help you talk to your children about how they use the Internet, on the computer and on mobile devices. Help them to stay aware of the pitfalls and dangers and ensure they use the Internet wisely and with respect to others.
Please take a look at the current edition of ACE Online Safety newsletter.
National Agencies and where to report a problem
Child Exploitation and Online Protection - CEOP's homepage and report abuse button
Think U Know - Advice for Parents, Teachers and Young people and teaching resources
Internet Watch Foundation - Report illegal Content
UK Safer Internet Centre - Reporting and advice
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
Childnet International – Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People
Links for parents and carers
Ask About Games - Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls
Common Sense Media - Providing unbiased information and trusted advice on media and technology
A Parents Guide to Instagram - Guidance on the use of Instagram by young children
NCPCC online safety - a range of guides for parents and children
YouTube/CEOP - link to videos regarding online safety
Childnet - help introduce young children to the idea of internet safety
Get Safe Online - Advice and guidance on Safety online
Digital Parenting - Advice from Vodaphone
CBeebies - advice to support young children online
CBBC Own it - site for parents and older primary children to refresh their online practices
NEN Image Gallery - for finding a range of images safely online
TeacherTube - Video Sharing website
Edublogs - Blogging in Schools. Trusted web platform for teachers and older children
DomainHelp - Useful website to check who registered/owns a website
That's Not Cool - advice on digital relations for KS3/4
Windows family safety - Set up Microsoft safety controls
Teach your children to search online safely
There are no completely safe search engines, but here are some that are more suitable for children to use.
All about Explorers - Teaching children to evaluate reliability of online information.
LGfL Websearch - choice of search engines and tips to search effectively
Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for external content and we advise that you supervise your children when they are using the internet. We also recommend that you use Internet Security software and keep it regularly updated. With all that cleared up... go ahead and enjoy learning at home!
The UK Safer Internet Centre has a very good range of help sheets.