At Waverley Junior Academy we take Digital Safety very seriously. We ensure that it is integrated into all areas of Computing being taught within school, so that children can see the real life dangers involved with using digital devices. The strong message being that digital safety is an issue at home as well as in school.
In addition we take part in "Online Safety Week" each February. During this week, children have the opportunity to access a range of activities that explore a wide range of issues. They learn how to respond to any online safety issues that they may come across. The children are involved in discussing and debating internet usage at home and how to be more responsible when using digital devices.
Our staff work to ensure our pupils understand internet safety and how to be responsible internet users.
As parents / carers you can also support your children.
The following websites provide advice and resources to help to you:
- As part of the National Crime Agency, CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) gives great advice to parents and children about staying safe online. Their dedicated website, Thinkuknow, allows worries about online activity to be explored and their 'Click CEOP' button can be used to report concerns.
- Get Safe Online - A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
- The Rotherham Power website has lots of information to help parents navigate through the daunting task of keeping children safe online. Information is added regularly and is very useful.
- The Childnet website includes an online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet.
- Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
- BullyingUK - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
- Chat Danger - This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
The document below provides guidance relating to how children access some of the most well-known social media platforms and browsers for searching content on the Internet.
The following guides will keep you updated with APPs children are playing and how to keep them safe online: