The Teaching and Learning of Online Safety at Grove Vale
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Grove Vale. We have extensive security measures in place in school, 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. This subject area is taught alongside our computing curriculum and also daily discrete discussions and learning. In addition to this, we ensure that we utilise all opportunities to embed online safety knowledge and values across the school throughout discussions and additional teaching and learning time such as assemblies and themed days. We aim for all pupils to be able to explainin and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately as a valued digital citizen of the world.
All of the children at Grove Vale are taught about the importance of being able to report any issues that they may have online. They discuss who to report to for different things and how vital it is to have an adult to be able to discuss any problems or issues that they may face online or in real life.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command
For issues regarding sexual abuse or the way someone is communicating with you or your child online, use CEOP. Here, anyone experiencing these issues (or knows of someone who is) can create a report, which is then referred to a child protection advisor.
Children are taught to report any negative behaviour online through any platforms they use.
Working With Parents
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.
Online Safety Activities in School
Social Media Guidance
Online safety for children of all ages
Online safety for parents and teachers
If not managed correctly, children using modern computer game consoles can be exposed to inappropriate content and have contact with numerous strangers online. Please read our 'Dangers of Online Gaming' leaflet and use the PDFs below to set up parental controls on your consoles and digital devices online.
Gaming How to keep your child safe whilst gaming