The safety of children online has never been more important to the pupils and families of our special school. At Lympstone Primary School, children are taught about online safety within their computing curriculum in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as well as through our school values during collective worship too. Learning about keeping safe online is a life skill and we believe it should be reinforced and practised daily through a consistent message at home and in school.
At Lympstone Primary School, we reinforce the message of online safety through standalone online safety lessons and by using every day as an online safety lesson. Online safety is drip-fed through our school values, the modelling of safe behaviours in using the Lympstone Primary Google education suite (Google Classroom) and through our PSHE lessons as it is something that we openly talk about regularly with our children. As well as this, we have a whole school approach to taking part in national events such as safer internet day and the internet legends schools conference from Google.
You can find out about the online safety lessons your children’s class will be learning by opening the document below:
How to help at home:
Your children will have been given the latest Digital parenting magazine made by Vodafone. This magazine contains some articles about new apps are children are using now and new safety features you can install onto devices in your home to help keep your children safe. You can find more information about the Vodafone digital literacy here:
In school, we use the Kapow primary computing to support the learning of computing skills and knowledge. They have created an excellent guide on some of the things you can do at home. Please come and see us if there is anything we can help with.
We have compiled a list of websites that have some excellent information on how to help keep children safe online:
- Parental controls
Wake Up Wednesdays
Every Wednesday we send home the Wake-Up Wednesday parent guide from the National Online Safety website.
These are quick guides to update you about popular websites, games and apps, giving an overview of the purpose, risks and settings so you can take responsibility and decide whether your child should be accessing these and take action to ensure that you can be confident in your child's online safety.
A sample of the guides can be found below, you can find more on the NOS website and sign up to receive them yourself.
- Age inappropriate content parent guide
- Among us parent guide
- Clubhouse parent guide
- Cryptocurrency guide
- Discord parent guide
- Email scams
- How to set parental controls for andriod devices
- How to set parental controls for iphones
- Netflix parent guide
- Playstation 5 parent guide
- Roblox parent guide
- Snapchat parent guide
- Social media top tips
- We Chat