At Whitelands, we are extremely safety conscious and no more so than with the internet!
Every year, Whitelands Park School supports Safer Internet Day which, along with the curricular work we do in lessons, offers the opportunity for us focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.
We have joined hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.
To celebrate these days, we take part in a whole school assembly about how to be safe on the internet, how to be kind to others and how to report those people who are unkind on the internet. This is then followed up with activities in our classrooms.
Internet Safety Day - Paul Hay
This summer we were very fortunate to have a visit from Paul Hay, an internet safety consultant, who delivered an assembly and workshops to all the children in the school.
As a school, we take the safety of the children on the internet very seriously. We think that it is important that the school works closely with parents to ensure that we are providing our children with the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe. We held an Internet Safety Parent Meeting, where Paul was able to discuss; the important role parents can play in their children's online lives; advice about gaming and devices; and how to support their child with social media. Thank you to those parents who joined us!
If you are interested in any information that was mentioned in this meeting, please don't hesitate to contact the school office or visit Paul Hay's website (link below).
Below are some links and information that you may find useful:
Whitelands Park Primary School is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Certificate of Progress’ by 360 Safe in recognition of our commitment to developing e-safety across the school. Our priority is always the safety of the children so we are pleased to receive the recognition that we feel we deserve. We will continue to strive to ensure that all children receive a high standard of computing and ICT education here, whilst remaining entirely safe.
Please use the following safe search website when researching or looking for images:
Links for eSafety
These are some internet safety websites designed for children aged 5 - 16. It contains information on how to deal with cyber-bullying, reporting and staying safe online as well as games. It also provides advice for parents and carers.