Staying safe online
Being online is an integral part of our children’s lives. Learning through websites and apps, interacting with others at home using social media and gaming can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks. Our aim is to keep all of our children safe online at school and at home by giving them and their parents the awareness and skills to deal with any situation and by providing the most up to date information in this ever changing sector.
It is essential that children are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. An effective whole school and college approach to online safety empowers a school or college to protect and educate pupils, students, and staff in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene in, and escalate any concerns where appropriate.
(KCSIE September 2022)
On this page you can read through some useful information with your child to help keep them as safe as possible, while still enjoying the experience that being online can bring.
The National Online Safety website provides up to date help and support to all parents and children about online safety. You can visit their website here:
Within school, we have purchased a filtering service that monitors online web activity. This filter applies to staff, pupils, visitors and guests who access the internet whilst at Ormesby Primary School.
Safer Internet Day
All children from Nursery to Year 6 take part in Safer Internet Day which runs every year in March. We ask the children what they want to talk about with regards to staying safe online and they came up with questions to discuss. Key stage 2 have taken part in an online BBC lesson with YouTube sensation Joe Tasker and Blue Peter’s Mwaksy Mudenda alongside children from all over the country. Children in EYFS and KS1 have read stories which encouraged them to think about how they can stay safe both on and offline. Some fabulous E-safety posters have been produced by our children to warn others about the dangers of not being safe online.