Online Safety is about educating our children in using technology. It is important that as responsible adults we encourage our children to share we us what they are doing online. Children often have the knowledge to use technology as a matter of course, but do not always have the wisdom to use it appropriately, many adults by contrast have the wisdom but not the knowledge. By talking to children about using technology wisely we can help protect them.

Online safety is taught separately from our computing curriculum to emphasise its importance. Each class teaches online safety at least half termly with extra lessons if needed. ONline safety is also embedded within our PSHE curriculum.

The websites below are designed to help you in protecting your children online (although is not an exhaustive list).

Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Safeguarding

A wide range of excellent advice for keeping your children safe online.

NSPCC Online Safety

Up to date advice on online safety from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in partnership with O2.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be.

Is run by CEOP and the website has many examples of staying safe online for childen and parents.

Downloadable posters, leaflets and postcards and Kid Smart award winning practical internet safety programme website.

CBBC’s Stay Safe guide to safe surfing.

Staying safe online from Childline.

Internet safety and advice.