Online Safety

Online Safety

 

As your child enters secondary school it is natural that they will start to become more independent and grow into a young adult.  As their independence grows in real life it is expected that this will follow on the internet.  The internet has grown exponentially since its creation. It is a part of everyday life and an important tool to use and embrace. The internet offers great solutions for everyday problems and is widely used for education, entertainment and social networking.  In the classroom it is used to enhance our children’s learning and encourages independence for them to explore and discover new things.

As a teenager it is expected that we explore, experiment and sometimes take risks. The internet has a huge impact on this and your child may use technology to be creative and express themselves. This can be difficult as a parent as many of the things that our children have grown up with may confuse or baffle us and you might feel like you are playing catch up with your children.

We need to make sure that we support our children while using the internet to make sure they are accessing it in a safe, secure and knowledgeable way. So that if anything was to go wrong then they know how to react and resolve the situation.

Please take the time to look through the links below and make sure that your child knows who to contact should an issue arise. If you have any worries or concerns about the way your child is behaving online, please use the contact form and a member of staff will be in touch with you.

Miss Jay Blundell, Headteacher

Please click here to view our Online Safety and Internet Use Policy

Useful Links:

 

DfE Advice for Parents on cyberbullying

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/444865/Advice_for_parents_on_cyberbullying.pdf

Vodafone Digital Parenting Guides

Vodafone digital parenting guides

CEOP Safety Centre – Advice, Help and Report

http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

CEOP ThinkUKnow – Find out what is good and what is not 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

ParentPort (advice)

https://www.parentport.org.uk/top-tips-for-parents/

Facebook Family safety centre (advice)

https://www.facebook.com/safety

Advice for Parents Concerning Toys Connected to the Internet

https://www.which.co.uk/

 

Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

Useful Links

Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens

Wokingham

Berkshire

RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

admin@foundry.wokingham.sch.uk

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?