Today’s children are growing up in a digital world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This creates many positive and exciting opportunities for children to explore and connect with others. However, it also presents challenges and risks.
Our aim is to equip our children with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world. We build in opportunities to grow critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe.
We have written a progression pathway for online safety which is delivered within computing lessons and several other curriculum subjects/aspects. We aim to use our teaching of online safety to ensure our children build healthy relationships with others and strengthen their own wellbeing and mental health. We have created a culture where cyber bullying is not tolerated and reported incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively.
We proactively engage staff, pupils and parents in school activities which promote the agreed principles of online safety. Our pupils take part in Internet Safety day and we host parent workshops to build greater awareness. We have Year 6 Digital Leaders who help to promote the principles of online safety with their peers.
Our E-safety Champion is Mr Lodge.
Get St Katharine's Talking
Through the 'Get St Katharine's Talking' initiative, our aim is to provide ongoing support and encouragement to parents and provide them with the necessary tools to keep their children safe online. Parents are kept up-to-date with the latest guidance and are given strategies in order to be in regular conversation with their children about their use of the internet.
Online Safety Newsletters for Parents
A magazine style website containing tools and advice on keeping children safe online.
There are articles to help improve parents’ knowledge of the kinds of sites their children may be using.
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
Information on cyber bullying.
Videos and How To guides to help parents keep up to date with the latest digital technologies with links on how to report concerns and how to get help.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Reporting
Childline 0800 1111