Online-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Blackmoor Park Infant School and Kindergarten. We have security measures in place in school provided by the local authority (TrustNET) which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online-Safety Policy. Online-Safety is taught to all pupils through age appropriate activities explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online through the computing and PSHCE curriculum.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.