The Internet has become an everyday part of children’s lives and brings with it new opportunities to communicate and handle information from across the globe. The use of the internet is an essential part of learning, however, increased provision brings with it increased risk. At Godinton Primary School we have a robust set of policies and practices in place to ensure that learners are safe online.
Staff are trained in online safety issues and we educate pupils on how to keep themselves safe online and how to use new technologies responsibly. We have clear Online Safety Rules which are prominently displayed throughout the school. Pupils also participate in online safety awareness projects such as National Safer Internet Day.
We aim to help parents understand online safety issues and risks and provide information on how parents can help keep their children stay safe on-line at home. Please view our Online Safety and Computing policies below and if you require further information on any computing or online safety issue please contact:
Miss J. Talbot, Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. S. Stein, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs J. McGibney Family Liaison Officer and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Burchett, Computing Lead
The Internet can be a wonderful learning tool with information resources which provide new opportunities for learning and sharing of information. However, parents should be aware of the potential dangers posed to their children on-line and take measures to ensure their children can enjoy using the internet safely.
Click on the links below to access school policies and documentation regarding online safety.
National Online Safety - 'Wake Up Wednesday' Campaign
Every Wednesday, we send out via ParentMail, guides produced by National Online Safety providing expert advice on the latest platforms and online risks that parents and carers need to know about. The guides are written by industry professionals and subject matter experts who have extensive experience in their field. All the guides that NOS have produced can be found on their website by clicking on the link to your left.
We have highlighted a number of websites which provide parents with information needed to support their children's online activity. Click on the links below to visit these sites.