The internet is potentially a wonderful resource but as we all know there are also risks associated with using the internet/social media and we have a well-developed curriculum aimed at teaching the children how to keep themselves safe online. This week all our children in school took part in Online Safety lessons which looked at a broad range of topics linked to how we stay safe on the internet. Topics included how to ensure we keep our passwords safe, how to interact with other internet users and why it is important to always speak to an adult if we are worried about anything we see or hear online. KS2 also discussed how much time it is healthy to spend online. The vast majority of children demonstrated a good understanding of how they should behave online.
As a school we will hold regular sessions over the year about online safety but as I am sure all parents appreciate, it is important that parents have these conversations with their children too. If anyone wants any help, support or guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact our computing subject leader Mrs Bennett who will be happy to help.
We have a section on our website set up to provide parents and carers with some useful websites that provide good advice about how to keep your child safe online. Go to Parents/E-Safety and Digital Parenting – guidance for parents or click here http://www.farsleyspringbank.co.uk/e-safety-and-digital-parenting-guidance-for-parent/