At St Saviour’s, we feel very strongly about Online Safety. It is both staff and parents responsibility to ensure that children are confident when using the Internet and aware of what steps to take if they come across something they find to be worrying, upsetting or of some concern. We also feel very strongly about ensuring that children understand the importance of telling an adult if they have any worries about their safety or wellbeing.
Online Safety is embedded in our curriculum, and not just taught discretely in Computing lessons. Online Safety is discussed at any appropriate opportunity, and each class has reminders on display of the Google Internet Legends fundamentals for staying safe: Be Sharp, Be Alert, Be Secure, Be Kind and Be Brave. We also teach online safety discretely in our PSHE lessons, to help develop children's skills and hopefully help them to become digitally literate.
We are very pleased to announce that we won the COSTA Community Education Award in 2018, for our Action against Bullying and Cyber Bullying.
At the start of each term, all children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, staff and governors complete an Acceptable Use Agreement, pledging to use the Internet safely and securely. We also ask all parents, once their child has joined the school, for their permission to use photographs of their child on our school's social accounts (YouTube, Twitter and Instagram). We never use children's names in any of our posts. If, at any time, you do not wish for your child to appear in photos or videos on the website or on our Social Networking Channels, please inform the office.
We have compiled a list of websites that you may find useful for support with Online Safety. Please take the time to visit these by using the links at the bottom of this page.
If you need any help or support, please feel free to contact Ms Granite or Miss Cornelius.
Be Share Aware
In school, we tell children that it is kind to share, and we can use technology to spread positivity and motivate others. However, we need to think really carefully about what we are sharing online. Being Share Aware will help keep your child safe online.
Discuss with your child what things are safe and not safe to share online. Do not share personal information, especially to people you do not know.
Think twice before sending a photo. Ask yourself some important questions: Will it hurt anyone’s feelings? Will you regret it tomorrow? Does it give away any personal information? Would you be happy for your parents or Ms Granite to see this photo? If the answer is no to any of these questions, do not post it!
Google Internet Legends
In school, we use the Google Internet Legends scheme of work to help support our teaching, and reinforce the message of keeping safe online. Children can play Interland to help embed their understanding of the different aspects of online safety.
Google Safe Search
How to Enable Google SafeSearch
To turn on Google SafeSearch, visit http://www.google.com/preferences
1. From the “Search Settings” preferences page, place a check in the box with the label “Filter explicit results”.
2. To lock this setting so that your child can’t change it, click the “Lock SafeSearch” link. If you are not already logged into your Google account, you will need to do so in order to lock SafeSearch to the “on” position.