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Online Safety

Technology is updating so quickly and becoming more and more important in our everyday lives, alongside being cheaper and more readily available, and it is fantastic that we now have the world at our fingertips and can learn in new and engaging ways. However, we have to make sure we are using new technology safely and appropriately and that our children are aware of the potential dangers that technology can represent. 

That is why at Queensway Infant Academy and Nursery, we make online safety a crucial aspect of our Computing Curriculum, where we are learning how to use computers and how to use them safely. Not only this, Online safety is also discussed in our life lessons and is constantly reinforced throughout the year. 

Online Safety - Curriclum

An Online-Safety unit is taught to all pupils each year in Computing lessons explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. There are also regular updates throughout the year, as well as observing Internet safety day.  Online safety is also discussed in Life Lessons where we talk about how we treat others.

Online Safety is taught through the Digital Literacy strand of computing:

We use this E-Safety poster as a guide in our lessons:

Our Online Safety policy can be found on our policies page. 

 

Parent Support 

In school, our children are taught how to keep safe online and how to deal with unwanted messages and images. This can continue at home with the help of the following websites which offer advice and guidelines for parents.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is full of tips and helpful information on a whole range of topics regarding online safety.

The InternetMatters website has a great guide on how to set up parental controls 

CEOP - Part of the National Crime Agency, focusing on online safety where you can view more information and make any reports.

 

Helpful links:

Below are some helpful links to information on various social media accounts, and a copy of our Online Safety letter.

If you have any questions, please done hesitate to contact 

Mrs Karen Fancourt - Principal

or Mr Tom Slaney - Online Safety and Computing lead.