Online Safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using new technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.
The school’s e-safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies including those for Pupil Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Acceptable Use of IT and Curriculum.
Please click on the link below to download and read/save our Online Safety Policy:
|File Type||Subject||Date Posted|
|St. Mark’s Primary Online Safety Policy||November 2023|
Please read/save the following information on how to safely enjoy Minecraft:
Please read/save the following information on how to safely use YouTube Kids and Social Media Settings: Keeping Children Safe Online:
Please read the following information about what parents need to know about Pokémon Go:
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Keeping under fives safe online (ChildNet)
Ofcom research in 2016 showed that almost 40% of 3-4 year olds and two thirds of 5-7 year olds go online. We know that children need support in these environments, to get the best out of using the internet, and there are real advantages in making sure that children are supported in their internet use right from the start. ChildNet has prepared a pdf guide for the parents of under-7s to help them think about the issues involved. You can find it here: Keeping Under Fives Safe Online.
Keeping Children Safe Online (for parents) (NSPCC)
The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here: NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online.
Parents’ Online Safety Helpline (NSPCC)
Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002.
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