Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy

Online Safety

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How safe is your child online?

Online Safety Lead – Mr Hollick

In a world where technology plays a leading role Online Safety is a key priority for the wellbeing and safety of our pupils. We have security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents are recorded. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We are always keen to develop our Online Safety provision and do so in response to requests from parents. Should there be a specific area of Online Safety that you would like more information on please contact us. 

Online Safety Resources

Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There are also a large number of incredibly useful resources to support parents.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

National Online Safety – a guide providing some helpful tips on keeping children safe online.

National Online Safety Facebook page – NOS regularly post guides to support school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.

NSPCC – We all have a role to play – use our advice, tools and resources to help keep every child safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre – the latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.

Internetmatters.org – Supporting families online. Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. 

Other useful websites

We encourage all parents/carers to look through this information and discuss with your child at home to reinforce the messages that we are giving in school.