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Internet Safety

As part of the NI Curriculum, there is a statutory requirement for children to be taught about Online Safety in school. Online Safety is integrated across the curriculum for pupils in Key Stages. Pupils should demonstrate, when and where appropriate, knowledge and understanding of Online Safety including acceptable online behaviour.

 

We have a have a responsibility to ensure that there is a reduced risk of the availability of harmful and inappropriate digital content by restricting children’s access to it.

 

We do this through:

 

  • Auditing the training needs of all staff and seeking to provide training to improve Online Safety knowledge and expertise
  • Communicating important Online Safety concerns and issues which may arise with parents
  • Providing an age related curriculum for Online Safety which enables pupils to become safe and responsible users of technology
  • Reviewing and developing Safeguarding procedures including training

Parents

 

School cannot however do this on our own, to ensure pupils are safe online we need and require parents to work in partnership with us to ensure that not only are their children safe online when in school but that they are safe when out of school also.

 

To assist with this we regularly arrange Internet Safety Meetings for parents in conjunction with outside agencies and we would encourage you to attend these.

 

We have also placed the following useful links to Internet Safety Resources which we would ask you to look at and discuss with your child if appropriate:

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