At Old Clee Primary Academy we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. However we acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils. All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within school and at home.
A number of useful links have been added to help you to keep your child safe online.
If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of your child, or a child you know, please contact us on 01472 691887.
Our E- Safety team is Mrs J Barrett, Mr C Cranidge and Mrs N Hall.
Our E-Safety governor is Mrs W Prestwood.
NSPCC reveals Instagram is the biggest platform used for online grooming
According to the NSPCC, Police in England and Wales recorded nearly 2,000 incidents of sexual communication with children during a 6-month period, and Instagram was the primary social-platform used by online predators to communicate with young victims. A fifth of the victims were 11 years old or younger. It also stated that Facebook and Snapchat were also used as a primary method of communication. As parents, carers and trusted adults it is important to note that this can happen on any online communication platform.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to reflect as a family about how you can use the Internet and technology safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or old sibling - we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online.
This year the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.
Today every child in our Academy has attended an assembly on Safer Internet Day and been reminded how to
Keep Themselves Safe Online.
Please have a look at the resources attached and look on the Safer Internet Day website for more information.