What is online safety?
'Online safety is defined as being safe from risks to personal safety and wellbeing when using all fixed and mobile devices that allow access to the internet as well as those that are used to communicate electronically. This includes personal computers, laptops, mobile phones and gaming consoles such as Xbox, Playstation and Wii.' (from .Gov.uk)
At this time of year we normally conduct our Parent Online Safety workshops. As we cannot meet this year please read through our attached presentation. If you need additional support with Online Safety or with setting up parental restrictions then please call the school office for tailored support.
Keeping safe and learning at home:
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
How do we teach Online safety at St. Helen's?
Online safety is a crucial element in keeping our children safe here at St. Helen’s. We encourage children to use digital technology safely. At St. Helen’s we have extensive security measures in place both internally and externally, that support children’s learning whilst keeping them safe. The safety and well-being of our students is imperative. In St. Helen’s online safety is managed in accordance with our online safety policy and acceptable user policy.
Online safety Curriculum
Within our computing curriculum we offer a comprehensive online safety learning experience for children across KS1 and KS2 at the start of each academic year. Each unit is designed to provide children with valuable information on common topics, for examples; safe surfing, our digital footprint and privacy.
Children have internet access via mobile phone, computer consoles, TV’s and computers. We feel that it is paramount that you as a parent are fully aware of the dangers your child could face while accessing the internet outside of school.
Parents Online Safety Guides
How to set up parental controls iPhone Apps
How to set up parental controls Android apps
What parents need to know about Tiktoc
What parents need to know about snapchat
What Parents need to know about Watsapp
What Parents need to now about Online content; 10 tips to keep your children safe
Little reminders of how to be kind online
What parents need to know about fortnite
What parents need to know about roblox
Online safety App Facts
Dear Parents and Carers,
It has come to our attention that there are some TikTok users who are being unkind and trolling some of our pupils. It is hard to identify these users as they do not use their real names.
We remind you once again to ensure that if your child is using an online platform/social media account that they have it set so that they have to accept followers. If they are being 'abused' online or find things offensive and rude, they must report the account immediately and block the account. Children should be supervised at all times when using online platforms to ensure they are safe. They should be in a family room when online and not alone.
Please remind your child to tell you if something is upsetting them online.
Children can use social media and online platforms in a positive and safe way if they are guided and supported.
Dates to Remember
Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 7th February 2023
Scenarios for different year groups.
Online Safety Display
Online Safety Assembly
Year 5 worked with an online safety company to be an advertising school for their book I Spy With My Little Eye, Things That Spy On Me. We had a workshop and were also involved in the launch event for the book.
Click here for the Sky News article.
Online safety Workshop
In November, we held an online safety workshop week for parents and children, to help them be aware of the dangers children can face online, playing games and using social networking sites.