Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Brookfield Primary School, 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 using our behaviours and incidents forms and safeguarding reporting procedures.
Online Safety is taught to all pupils as a starter to every Computing lesson. Our Computing scheme of work is designed to link online safeguarding with digital learning, IT skills and computer science. The Online Safety Starters help to explain and demonstrate to pupils how to stay safe and behave appropriately online, as well as promoting to pupils whom they can speak to in school regarding any concerns and worries they have relating to online safety and safeguarding - My Concerns.
We use the UKCIS Education for a Connected World Scheme of Learning Strands within all our lessons and these are strands are supported by the Project Evolve Toolkit.
Our PSHE Matters Scheme of Work also supports some aspects of ensuring our pupils understand Online Safety. Our pupils voice is really important to us and their current project involves working on our pupil Anti-Bullying and Complaints policy.
Online Safety Support
It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, this website can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.
DfE KCSiE Remote Safeguarding Guidance: Online Safety for DSLs, Teachers and Parents
On 27th March, the DfE released their interim safeguarding guidance for all schools, colleges, maintained nurseries and pupil referral units in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The guidance aims to support and maintain effective safeguarding practice in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE). It states that it is more important than ever that schools and colleges provide a safe environment, including online. This is especially important given that many children are now learning away from school.
In this webinar, Christina Leath, an experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert, will explore key points from the guidance and discuss what this means for DSLs, teachers and parents and carers.