Online Safety

Keeping pupils safe online is very much a partnership between us in school and parents/carers at home. The internet is forever growing and changing, it is paramount that we educate our children to be safe and respectful when online.

Please read our Peak School rules for staying safe online above. Online safety rules have been shared with parents and carers for each pathway.

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.  Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. Pupils with special educational needs may be more vulnerable when using the internet and social media sites such as Facebook as they may not be aware that they are being bullied or that their own actions could be misunderstood as bullying. They may also not be able to judge when it is safe to share personal information online or how to report abuse.

Below are some links to provide you with information to help you protect your children online:

NSPCC Be Share Aware
The range of online apps changes on a regular basis and the NSPCC have a site called Net Aware.   This provides unbiased up-to-date information on current apps and sites along with advice to parents about dealing with issues.

Online safety advice for parents

Think You Know
Is a website aimed at children and their parents from the National Crime Agency.  It has lots of useful suggestions and advice on how to report issues.  It also has lots of games and activities including Jessie and Friends for the younger children and Band Runner for the older ones.

Internet Matters is a site paid for by many British companies.  It has a lot of good advice on adding parental controls as well as on most aspects of online safety. Parental controls will only help keep children safe.  The best safety feature that a child has is their parent or carer.  Take the time to talk to your child about the apps and games they are using and don’t be afraid to say no sometimes!

Safer Internet Centre
Parental controls offered by your home internet provider


Peak School Online Safety Policy

Staying Safe Online

Please find below a link to the Childnet web site which contains a large amount of advice and guidance.

Childnet Website

National Online Safety’s mission to make the internet a safer place for children. They achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.

National Online Safety Website