As parents you know children’s safety comes before anything else.
From their first day with us we teach the children how to keep themselves safe in school. This may seem very minor to the children; asking them not to run inside, keep their hands in their laps when sitting on the carpet so their fingers aren’t trodden on or how to hold scissors safely if walking when holding them – but it is something we take very seriously.
We teach the children about internet safety before they use the internet on the school’s heavily protected computers and go over it again at the start of any lesson involving the internet in any way and we always highlight Safer Internet Day in special assemblies as well as in class.
Here are some links to the SID site and video resources we use:
and for slightly older children:
This is a helpful link from the NSPCC that helps with the potential pitfalls of social networking for children:
Also from the NSPCC; Talking Pants. It teaches children important messages like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.