It is increasingly important that children have the skills and knowledge needed to keep themselves safe on-line. Teaching the skills and knowledge required are now considered an essential part of safeguarding. At The Pines School, we teach esafety through our Computing and PSHE curriculums. We use Google's 'Be Internet Awesome' curriculum to help us alongside the National Curriculum.
We also work closely with the Local Authority and external agencies such as the NSPCC and the local PCSO's. Our student Digital Leaders help to promote the importance of staying safe online and we take 'National Safer Internet Day' in February as another opportunity to raise the profile across the school.
All of our children and staff sign Acceptable User Policy Agreements as part on these ongoing discussions, to commit to using technology safely.
Click on the link below to be directed to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) for more information on how to report inappropriate online behaviour.
Support for Parents and Carers
Below are some links to useful websites and to download parent guides for apps and toys. This is not an exhaustive list, as new apps and websites are created daily. We highly recommend the use of the Net Aware website for quick and up to date evaluation of the risks around apps or games your child may be using.
We also recommend the Google Family Link guide to how to monitor screen time at home.
Websites Links and Guides