The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school has a duty to provide students with quality internet access as part of their learning experience. Internet use is a part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary tool for staff and pupils. Our Online Safety Policy has been written by the school, building on best practice and government guidance. It has been agreed by staff and approved by governors.
The Online Safety Policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually.
Pupils will be taught how to use the internet
- The school internet access is provided by Surrey County Council through the EasyNet contract and includes filtering appropriate to the age of pupils.
- Pupils will be taught what internet use is acceptable and what is not and given clear objectives for internet use.
- Pupils will be educated in the effective use of the internet in research, including the skills of knowledge location, retrieval and evaluation.
- Pupils will be shown how to publish and present information appropriately to a wider audience.
Pupils will be taught how to evaluate internet content
- The school will seek to ensure that the use of internet derived materials by staff and by pupils complies with copyright law.
- Pupils should be taught to be critically aware of the materials they read and shown how to validate information before accepting its accuracy.
- Pupils will be taught how to report unpleasant internet content e.g. using the CEOP Report Abuse icon or Hector Protector.
Click the link below to view our Online Safety Policy (Link)
Online safety at home
As the online world continues to grow, your child’s need to access online tools for creating projects, researching and for personal uses will only increase. To help them do these things safely, please take some time to have a look at these wonderful websites for advice on how to keep your child safe online.
Internet Matters - Link
This link gives advice on parental controls, child safe apps, social networking and much more. Simply click on the tab at the top labelled ‘ADVICE’.
Smartie the Penguin - CyberSafety for 3 - 7 year olds (ChildNet)
Follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. The story of Smartie covers these three themes:
- Pop ups and in app purchasing
- Inappropriate websites for older children and
You can find the Smartie the Penguin here on the ChildNet website: Link
Resources for parents (children aged 6-10) - Link
Child friendly apps - Link
Social networking - Link
Gaming - Link
Net aware - Link
The ChildNet website will help you learn more about sites or apps that your child uses. Here you can find out about any updated issues that have occurred with these apps, including their rating.