We strongly believe at Princes Risborough Primary School that educating children to stay safe online is of crucial importance. The internet provides a range of excellent learning resources and opportunities for our children however, it can be a dangerous place. We constantly raise awareness of online safety to enhance the teaching of Computing throughout the school. We also embed online safety as part of our PSHE and Computing curriculum.
Make sure your children are safe online by taking a look at the following resources. Please also see the websites below for great advice on how to keep your children safe online.
The Internet has become an important part of children's lives, enabling them to research school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners remain safe. Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.
Unfortunately though, there are times when using the Internet can have a negative effect on children. Parents, carers and adults in schools should be aware of the potential dangers and be taking measures to ensure safe usage by all.
Pupils at Princes Risborough Primary School use computers on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular online safety lessons to remind the children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. The children also learn about the signs and effects of cyber bullying during anti-bullying week.
At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the Internet. This potentially allows them to access all kinds of content (both good and bad) and bring it into their homes.