The internet is truly amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, it can be hard to know how can you make sure your child is staying safe.
At Our Lady of Muswell Primary School we believe that educating our children about being safe on-line is very important. As part of our Computing curriculum all children from Foundation Stage to Year Six follow our online Safety Scheme of Work focusing on identifying some of the risks about being on-line and how to keep themselves safe. As, and when, an issue may arise, that is then used as a teaching point.
Our aim at Our Lady of Muswell is that children will become digitally literate, resilient and safe online. During the Autumn half term, a selection of children from KS2 are going to train to be experts in esafety. They will receive training and regular updates from the computing subject leader, which they will then deliver as a short lesson to their own classes and their buddy classes, culminating in leading a whole school assembly for Safer Internet Day.
Support for Parents
We have been particularly impressed by the work of the NSPCC and O2 in supporting parents and schools keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
An extremely informative and engaging workshop was held for parents and carers here at OLM in the summer term.
They also have some excellent tools and advice on their website which will help you keep your child safe.
A number of parents have informed us that the online gaming section has been particulary helpful
Some excellent advice regarding Youtube can also be found :-
This is a website which is mentioned a lot on twitter as being a good hub of current and up to date articles: