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Online Safety

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Carlton Colville Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the  online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Online Safety is not about banning children from using the Internet or technology but teaching them how to use it safely. Banning children from using technology often makes a child less likely to report a problem.

Children and young people are likely to be as good as, if not better than, their parents at using the Internet. However, being good at using technology does not mean they have the life-experience and wisdom to handle all of the situations they can come across.

Children and young people are prone to the same kinds of risks (including spam and scam emails, fraud and identity theft) as everybody else. However, there are also other, more sinister threats that may result from going online, such as inappropriate contact from people who may wish to abuse, exploit or bully them, and exposure to inappropriate material.

The Internet is an invaluable tool for life-long learning and communication, we just help our children learn to use this tool safely. Here at Carlton Colville Primary School we follow the SMART (Year 3-6) and SAFE  (EYFS to Year 2) rules to keep safe online.

Click poster below to download:

SMART-V1-page-001
SAFE-V1-page-001

We often invite members of the Police Force or other expert speakers into school to reinforce Online Safety with the children. Below are some resources
supplied by the Suffolk Police Cyber Team during a presentation to Year 6 pupils. 

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