Technology is now integral to the lives of children and young people. The internet and other technologies are powerful tools, opening up new opportunities. Working online, however, can put young people at risk within and outside school.
We strive to ensure the safety of our pupils whilst they are online in a number of ways. Online safety is taught as an integrated part of the computing curriculum. In school we regularly talk about online safety issues. Each child is given their own copy of theSMART Online Safety Code. We also highlight online safety regularly through events such as Safer Internet Day in February each year. We make the children aware of their online responsibilities through the use of our acceptable use agreements (KS1 / KS2). More detail can be found in our online safety policy.
As parents, it can be difficult to know how to manage these online risks. There are lots of resources available to help, some of which we have provided links to at the bottom of this page. Cullompton Community College produce a helpful monthly guide and some of the organisations below also offer a free subscription to regular updates for parents.
A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with ‘Sexting’ It can turn into every parent’s worst nightmare – their child taking explicit or inappropriate pictures of themselves, sharing them with others via the internet or their mobile phone and losing control of the image in the process. This guidancewill help parents work through how to deal with the incident and how to take control.