Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Hill West Primary School. 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 e-safety incidents are recorded and managed in line with our e-safety policy. At Hill West, we have developed a whole school progressive learning journey for Online Safety which is embedded in our Personal Development and Well-being learning journey. Online safety is taught to all pupils from reception through to year 6, ensuring that all children know how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We take the issue of Online Safety very seriously and our procedures and policies are reviewed annually. If you wish to contact us regarding any Online Safety issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share the relevant information for the attention of your child’s Phase Leader.
In January 2021, we were thrilled to become an accredited National Online Safety School . As a ‘National Online Safety School’ all staff receive up to date training annually to ensure we are keeping our children as safe as possible. We also work in partnership with parents to keep children safe online. To further support our children we provide comprehensive online safety training courses to parents too.
We believe that it is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. The information below will support you during some of those conversations to help you make informed decisions about what your child accesses online.
Although no search engine is ever 100% safe, here are some links to safer search engines that are available to use.
Safe Search Kids- https://www.safesearchkids.com/
Below are guides from National Online Safety which should help you when talking to your children about staying safe online.