At Laughton Junior and Infant School we take Digital Safety very seriously. We ensure that it is integrated into all areas of Computing being taught within school, so that children can see the real life dangers involved with using digital devices. The strong message being that digital safety is an issue at home as well as in school. E-Safety agreements have been discussed with each class and posters are displayed in each classroom, the children and parents are expected to sign an online safety agreement and these are referred to regularly whenever the internet is being used in class.
As well as this, the school also holds an annual "Online Safety Week". During this week, children have the opportunity to do a range of activities aimed at opening the children's eyes to a wide range of issues. They learn about how to deal with any online safety issues that they may come across. The children are involved in discussing and debating internet usage at home and how to be more responsible when using digital devices.
Our staff work to ensure our pupils understand internet safety and how to be responsible internet users.
As part of the National Crime Agency, CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) gives great advice to parents and children about staying safe online. Their dedicated website, Think You Know, allows worries about online activity to be explored and their 'Click CEOP' button can be used to report concerns.
Children may want to access the following websites which have further information about keeping safe online:
CBBC Stay Safe
The following is a link to the Rotherham Power website. There is lots of information for pupils and parents and some fabulous guides to keeping children safe when using particular apps and social media sites.
We have added lots of information documents below which detail how to keep your children safer online. Please look at them for specific information on apps and programmes which your children may be using. Please also find a link to a website which will keep you, as a parent, more guidance on how to protect your child's privacy online.