Online Safety

At Hanging Heaton C of E (VC) J & I School, we take Online Safety extremely seriously. We believe that it is the right of all children to feel safe and secure when using technology.

We teach children to use the internet and other technologies safely, and we show them how to behave in an appropriate manner. They know what to do if they feel uncomfortable with anything they see or hear either online or through other technology such as mobile phones. We have a simple procedure which we hope is also used at home.  This message is very important for our children:-

 

If anything makes you feel scared or uncomfortable online tell a responsible adult straight away. At school this could be your class teacher, Mrs Brooke-Mawson or Mrs Potter.  Don't be afraid you will get into trouble.  If you are online at home and something happens, tell your parent or report it straight to the police at CEOP. 

 

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/

 

It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen. We also show children how to keep their data and security safe, and we teach them to be critical of the things they see online.

It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen. We also show children how to keep their data and security safe, and we teach them to be critical of the things they see online.

If you feel that you need more support in discussing a particular issue please contact Mrs Potter or Mrs Brooke-Mawson in school.  Alternatively these are useful sites to help support online safety:

 

  • NCA CEOP -  Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

 

 

  • Thinkuknow - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline

 

 

  • UK Safer Internet Centre -  The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online

 

 

  • Childnet - a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children