Online Safety Advice
The Internet has become an everyday part of our lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, talk to friends and help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all. However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school.
At Stoke Bishop C of E Primary School we take this matter very seriously following government advice on best practice. Please help us to support your children by looking at the links below which provide important information on how to keep safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre Insider Newsletter
Each month, UKSIC (UK Safer Internet Centre) release a newsletter with updated news about safety on the internet. This may include: safety tips, information around certain games, competitions to enter and news and updates from their three partners: Childnet International, The IWF (International Watch Foundation), and SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning).
To access the most recent newsletter, please click the icon below.
Fortnite Online Safety Help
This is a very popular fighting game played by a lot of people around the world. It offers strategical thinking, problem solving and treasure hunting skills, as well as fighting to be "the last person standing". For more information, please follow the link here.
Addictive, fun and exciting, it is understandable why a lot of children love playing Fortnite. However, there are some risks to be aware of.
Your child is playing with up to 100 players from around the world at any one time. These players can be children or adults, and because it is "live", communication is not filtered. This means there is a high risk of possible bad language and behaviour.
To ensure your child is safe when playing Fortnite, please read the guide in the link below (click the Fortnite picture).
We also strongly recommend that your child plays any online games in a public place in the house, such as in the living room or dining room, so that online communication can be monitored and kept safe.
Safer Internet Week 2018
During this first week back of Term 4, we will be celebrating Safer Internet Week 2018. Each year group has chosen an area of Online Safety to teach, share and discuss during this week. Please see the list below of what each year group will be focusing on for this week. We hope that you will be able to continue your child(ren)’s learning about online safety by continuing the discussion at home.
It is vitally important for children to be safe online as well as aware of potential dangers. We hope that through educating children both at school and at home on how to be safe whilst online, that this will help to keep them safe.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2, please click on the penguin link below to see what your child has been learning about in class this week.
If your child is in Year 3 or 4, please see the PDF link below for more information.
If your child is in Year 5, please click on the Carnegie Cadets link below to be taken to the website we use.
If your child is in Year 6, or for more information about Safer Internet Week, please click on the Safer Internet Day 2018 link below.
Online Safety Curriculum Evening
On Wednesday 15th November 2017, we hosted a curriculum evening on Online Safety for parents and carers. We discussed the risks of going online; what we teach in school and how online safety is taught; top tips for keeping your child(ren) safe when using the internet at home; as well as many useful handouts and suggestions on keeping children safe.
We also focused on certain games that have an online safety risk to children, such as Minecraft, Roblox, Music.ly and YouTube.
Thank you to all who attended. It was a huge success!
If you were unable to attend,or would like to know more, please go to the bottom of this page for more information.
Online Safety Teaching and Learning at Stoke Bishop C of E Primary School
At Stoke Bishop C of E Primary School we have our own Online Safety and Internet Policy. Please click the PDF link below if you would like to read it.