Online Safety

We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored regularly, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.

Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Policy. Being safe online is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Staying safe online is discussed in every Computing lesson.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

​It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Useful Online Safety Websites and Parent Factsheets

  • CEOP
  • Thinkuknow
  • Get Net Wise
  • Safer Internet: A Parents’ Guide to Technology
  • Get Safe Online: Online Gaming
  •  Ask About Games (AAG) is an information site that answers gaming questions and offers advice and information on how to play games (off and online) safely and responsibly.
  •  The VSC provides a wealth of information and tips about family and safe gaming. It also gives information about the ‘PEGI Ratings’ used for gaming.
  •  A website providing guide to a range of specific app and games likely to be used by children. Tips for working with children to understand risks are also included. 
  • The children at Barham also take part in activities for Safer Internet Day every year. 

If you have any concerns about online safety or you need any further information, please get in contact with us.

If you are considering giving your child their own phone, please have a look here at the guidance for setting up parental controls. 

We have provided some factsheets below about the most common risks that children will face: