Online Safety - an introduction
Online Safety is about staying safe on the internet. Internet enabled devices such as computers, tablets and smart phones offer lots of new opportunities, but also present new risks which parents and children need to be aware of. Children are encouraged to always follow the SMART rules when using the internet.
Online safety at school
At Ranelagh, as part of the PSHE and computing curriculum children learn about all aspects of internet safety. The school has an annual online-safety day to help highlight the importance of staying safe online.
All new children, staff and parents also read and sign our acceptable use agreement, which details acceptable behaviour online and steps to take if worries arise regarding online-safety. This agreement, along with our overall online-safety policy can be found below.
Online safety at home - and where to get further help and advice
There are many places to find help and support in dealing with issues online. In school we proactively filter internet access to ensure that the children are not exposed to any inappropriate or adult material. If you are a customer of BT, Sky, TalkTalk or Virgin Media you can follow this guide to set-up parental controls on your internet access. Please browse the websites and links below which provide help and support for both parents and children.
In addition to this, if you have any other online safety worries, please speak to a member of staff at school. For information, the current online safety designated lead is Mrs Hopper.
E-safety workshop 30.06.21- Please read some of the comments:
“It was really fun. I liked the clown. I want to do it again!”
Year 2 child
“We learnt about e-safety and played some games. I enjoyed the acting bit”.
Year 4 child
“I enjoyed the workshop. The teacher was funny and helped us understand about being safe online. It is good that we had it before the summer holiday.”
Year 6 child
“The pupils were fully engaged, and all had an opportunity to practise an important skill. The leader wore a visor at all times and this is to encourage all pupils KS1 to keep a distance. A fantastic interactive session where every child could practise their e-safety skills.” Mrs Rodger
“A fun experience for the children - although it is a challenging and important message to convey - the children were all fully engaged and came away with a clear understanding of how to keep safe online. The children really enjoyed the experience!” Mrs Rose
“The children enjoyed the acting and came out of their shells. A great experience that helped children learn about online dangers in its unique way.” Mr Harris
“Brilliant! Fantastic leader - engaged children with many different techniques.” Miss Laflin
“A fantastic engaging workshop fitting for all pupils. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. The practical activities made it very engaging. The leader was great with children and followed COVID restrictions.” Miss Smith- Gratton