The safety of children online has never been more important to the pupils and families of our special school. At Lympstone Primary, 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: