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At Newcroft, we teach online Safety in all year groups through our Computing, PSHE and RSE curriculum. You can see when these lessons are taught in the curriculum maps section of our website. We also teach online safety through assemblies, celebration days and in many 'hidden' ways across the curriculum. As your child moves through the year groups at Newcroft, they will experience a more detailed and age relevant curriculum linked to online safety. Our curriculum covers social media and how to stay safe. The detail of our approach to teaching online safety and how we keep pupils safe in school, with our robust online filtering and monitoring systems, can be found in our Online Safety Policy.
Our school's computing leader is Mr Pratt. He is supported by Mrs Aukland, Head teacher/DSL. They are responsible for the leadership of online safety at Newcroft, in partnership with the school's safeguarding governor.
Keeping children safe is our fundamental priority at Newcroft. Our staff follow the DFE’s ‘Teaching Online Safety in Schools' guidance. Our teaching of online safety links to our anti- bullying policy.
We are proud to hold the Leicestershire Local Authority E Safety award. The award allows schools to demonstrate outstanding practise in online safety and is externally validated by the Local Authority. Schools have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their pupils, including their use of digital and mobile technology, including the internet. Parents and carers rightly expect schools to equip their children with the skills to manage the very real risks associated with living in a digital age.
We work in partnership with our parents and governors in all aspects of online safety. We ask all staff, governors, pupils and parents to sign G Suite for Education and IT acceptable use policies. These form part of our Online Safety Policy.
Navigating the modern world of social media can be extremely challenging for parents. We produce a half termly section on our newsletter, sharing current trends and themes, regarding supporting parents with navigating the tricky world of online safety. Our safeguarding team recommend that parents make themselves aware of age limits on social media sites and ensure their child uses YouTube Kids as opposed to the open YouTube that adults access.
Think you know tips for staying safe online for 4 - 7 year olds.
Think you know tips for staying safe online for 8 - 10 year olds.
Know it all advice for parents.
PREVENT Support for parents (extremism and radicalisation)
Please find below, some useful websites to support you in talking about online safety with your child, as well as how to set parental controls to ensure that your child uses the online safely:
CEOP - for support and reporting concerns about a child online.
If you have concerns or need help with keeping your child safe online, please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Aukland via WEDUC.
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy