Houghton Road Houghton Le Spring Tyne And Wear DH4 4EE

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Newbottle Primary Academy

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Newbottle primary school

Safer Internet Day 'Together for a better internet' - Tuesday 11th February 2020

Online Safety

At Newbottle Primary Academy, we are committed to keeping your child safe. We believe the internet is such a powerful tool and an integral part of children's lives. This is why it is crucial your child understands how to behave responsibly in an online world. At Newbottle, we continue to educate pupils, parents and staff in the use and understanding of technology. 

Online Safety at Newbottle

  • Online safety is considered in all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Children take part in a computing unit about an aspect of online safety every year.
  • On Safer Internet Day every year, we provide children and parents with a leaflet all about keeping safe online.
  • Children take part in Safer Internet Day activities every year.
  • Online safety posters are displayed in each classroom.
  • Sometimes the community police visit school to deliver sessions on keeping safe online. 
  • Some year groups participate in workshops as part of our Kidsafe Programme. This covers many aspects of online safety such as cyber-bullying, educating children about the dangers of giving out personal information online, and making sure children understand what is age appropriate. 

 

Advice for Parents

  • Ensure your child is using age appropriate internet content.  
  • Visit some of the websites below to find out more information about keeping your child safe online.
  • Help your child to understand the dangers of sharing personal information. Make sure your child is only friends with real life family and friends. Ask them to review any friend requests with you and monitor who they are chatting to when playing online. 
  • Check your child's privacy settings. You can find advice about privacy settings and safe search settings here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/ 
  • Consider where your child uses technology. Make sure you can see what they are accessing. 
  • Restrict the amount of time your child is allowed to play on technology. Encourage your child to do other activities.  
  • Speak to your child's teacher if you have any concerns or would like any advice. 

 

The person responsible for online safety in school is Miss Darby. The designated safeguarding officers in school are Mrs Shield (Headteacher) and Miss Erskine (Assistant Headteacher). If you have any concerns about online safety, please contact one of these members of staff.

Useful Links

Below, there are some useful links for parents, carers and pupils. Click on the images or website links below. Further links are listed in our parent and pupil online safety leaflets.

       

Parents or Carers

Helping parents support their children online

https://parentzone.org.uk/

Online privacy guide

www.cloudwards.net

A wealth of resources for both adults and young people

www.childnet.com

Information about online and mobile safety

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/

Tips for helping your child to use the internet safely and smartly

https://www.internetmatters.org/

Pupils

Activities to help children to stay safe online

https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

Online safety video, games and activities

https://www.netsmartzkids.org/

Advice for young people about cyberbullying

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/

Games to teach children about online safety

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland