Online Safety

Online Safety at Perryfields Junior School

Safer Internet Day 2024 - Tuesday 6th February 2024

Every year, online safety becomes more important than ever. At Perryfields Junior School, online safety lessons are taught every half-term as part of the Computing and PSHE curriculum. Online safety updates are posted weekly in the Friday Flyer newsletter to help you and your family stay safe online. In class, we use the SMART online safety rules to learn about how to keep ourselves and each other safe online.
In addition to our online safety in our curriculum, Safer Internet Day is an annual celebration aiming to raise awareness of emerging online issues and concerns, from cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity. For Safer Internet Day 2023, the theme was 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversation about life online' where we celebrated the children's voices about life online and encouraged them to shape the online safety support that they receive.

Top tips for staying safe online

1. Talk to your child about their favourite websites. Starting a conversation on a positive foot can lead nicely into a chat about online safety.

2. If your child loves to use social networking sites, teach them about protecting their personal information by thinking about what they are sharing and who they are sharing it with. Show them how to use privacy settings, and how to block and report – and advise them to only accept friend requests from people they know in real life.

3. Remind your child that showing respect for others online is just as important as showing it offline. Encourage them to think before they post and encourage them to show positive behaviour online.

4. There are lots of ways you can advise your child about cyber bullying. If they are worried, remind them to save the evidence and to always tell an adult they trust if something upsets them online.

5. There are ways in which you can help to prevent your child from seeing inappropriate content online. Have you considered parental controls and filtering in your home and also on your children’s portable internet enabled devices?

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