The internet is incredible, it has opened up children to an ever changing digital world. They can play, learn, create and connect. The internet and being online opens up a whole world of exciting possibilities.
But with an ever evolving digital world, how can we ensure children are staying safe online?
At Barton Moss we have a robust and comprehensive Online Safety curriculum. Each year group covers discussion points under the topics of:
- Self image and identify
- Managing online information
- Online relationships, reputations and bullying
- Health, well-being and lifestyle
- Copyright and ownership
- Privacy and security
For more information regarding online safety at Barton Moss please review the Computing Curriculum.
For more information and guidance you might visit the websites below.
NSPCC Online Safety Advice from the NSPCC about online safety for children, this site is mainly aimed at parents. It provides advice on some of the various online games or apps that children might use, it gives guidance on how to set up parental controls and offers support on talking to children about their online lives.
Think u know Thinkuknow is the education programme from a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. The advice and activities are broken down by age group so that it is more appropriate.
Net Aware Net Aware is a joint website from the NSPCC and O2. It gives advice and guidance on a huge variety on games and apps. It informs of content, what children use it for and any potential dangers or things to be aware of.