At St Edmund’s School, we take online safety extremely seriously. We believe that it is the right of all children to feel safe and secure when using technology.
We teach children to use the Internet and other technologies safely, and we show them how to behave in an appropriate manner. They know what to do if they feel uncomfortable with anything they see or hear either online or through other technology such as mobile phones.
It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology, and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen.
We show children how to keep their data and security safe, and we teach them to be critical of the things they see online.
Our online safety policy and computing policy hold detailed information about how we ensure our children remain safe in their use of technology. You can download them below.
If you have any questions or queries about online safety then contact Yvonne Pearson who is the online safety officer for the school.
Please see the links below for useful weblinks and downloads.
National Online Safety guides #WakeUpWednesday
What Parents Need to Know about Steam
What Parents & Carers Need to Know about Minecraft
What Parents & Carers Need to Know about ESports
What Parents Need to Know about Twitch
What Parents Need to Know about Virtual Reality
What Parents Need to Know about the Metaverse
Cross-Platform Sharing of Inappropriate Content
What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Discord
What Parents Need to Know about Group Chats
What Parents Need to Know about Facebook Messenger
What Parents Need to Know About HiPal
Encouraging Open Discussions about Digital Lives
Safer Internet Day 2023 - parent resources
Children in KS2 were given models of the Interland Internaut to make at home. Andrew in Class 4/2 was the first person to send me a picture of the completed model - well done, Andrew! If you didn't get one, there are still some available if you submit this half-term's online safety homework on Google Classroom! Click here to visit Interland: Interland
LGfL DigiSafe - keeping your children safe: online & beyond
CEOP - Report online sexual abuse
CEOP - Online safety home activity packs
Thinkuknow - advice for children and parents/carers
Childline - Information, advice and support for children
National Online Safety - Guides and tips for parents (updated weekly)
Common Sense Media - Age -appropriate reviews of games/apps/tv/cinema/books
Internet Matters - Parental controls
Internet Matters - Parents guide to Discord
Internet Matters - #StaySafeStayHome
Parent Info - Help and advice for families
Swiggle - Child friendly search engine
BBC Own It - Videos, games & quizzes to help your child be the boss of their online life
Childnet - Help and advice for parents & carers
Ollee (a digital friend for children age 8-11)