The school takes Online Safety very seriously and keeps up to date with recent policies and guidance. We follow a whole school Online Safety Programme from Year 1 to Year 6 organised by National Online Safety. Each year group has age-appropriate lessons covering the following aspects of online safety:
Self-Image & Identity: This topic teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.
Online Relationships: This topic covers the impact of technology on communication and relationships, both online and offline.
Online Reputation: This topic introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people can make judgements based on your online activity.
Online bullying: This topic covers the topic of cyber-bullying and other negative behaviours online.
Managing Online Information: This topic helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.
Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle: This topic covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, well-being and lifestyle.
Privacy and Security: This topic covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.
Copyright & Ownership: This topic helps students understand the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘ownership’ in respect of online content. The website links below give valuable information for parents and carers with practical information about how to keep their children and themselves self online.
Further information about the above online safety programme can be found here:
The websites below give additional support to parents:
- Get Net Wise
- Safer Internet: A Parents’ Guide to Technology
- Get Safe Online: Online Gaming
- Vodafone: Digital Parenting
Safer Internet Day 2022
The children at Barham have taken part in activities for Safer Internet Day 2022. The link below gives more information about helping your child stay safe online:
For parents who would like more information about the following Apps/Games: Instagram, Minecraft, Roblox, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and WhatsApp, this website has useful parent guides: https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com/?from_OSH
The link below contains information about Zoom for parents:
If you have any concerns about online safety or you need any further information, please get in contact with us.