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Keeping Children Safe OnlineeAWARE 2020

Wake up Wednesday - Online eSafety guides

At National Online Safety they believe in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. Every Wednesday they produce guides to focus on specific platforms/risks which we believe trusted adults should be aware of.



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As part of your child's curriculum and for the development of ICT skills, children at St Bridget's are given regular, supervised acccess to the Internet during lesson time. We believe that effective use of the Internet and all forms of digital communication is an essential skill for children to learn in the modern world.

Although there are some concerns about children accessing unsuitable material online, we have taken positive steps to reduce the risk at school. The school internet runs through a filtering system which blocks any access to inappropriate websites and material and the children have regular eSafety sessions in class where they learn how to use the internet safely, both at school and at home. These sessions are carried out by both the class teachers, using activities relevant to the new Computing Curriculum, and our EPICT accredited staff member. During these sessions the children are encouraged to follow the following rules:

1. Never give out personal information online.

2. If something online upsets you, worries you or makes you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult you trust.

3. NEVER agree to meet someone you met online.

4. NEVER send your picture to someone online.

5. Don't do things online that you know are wrong and will get you into trouble.

6. Don't download anything without checking with an adult.

7. Keep your passwords secret.

8. Share your internet use with your parents/carer.


The Internet allows the children to access many amazing things and offers a wonderful variety of educational and learning opportunities. During school hours we take every possible step to ensure these opportunities are not hindered or ruined by the unsuitable content that is sometimes accessible online. However, out of school hours we are not able to monitor our pupils' internet access so we hope that the following websites will be able to give you more information about how you can ensure your child's online safety.




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