Online Safety is the duty of both parents and staff, who work with children, to ensure that all users of the “virtual” or digital world are safe and that the same standards of safe and acceptable behaviour that apply in our communities is also applied online.
As a community we need to recognise and guard against bullying, intimidation, discrimination and exploitation of vulnerable users amongst the online users we know but more importantly from “stranger danger”.
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Torriano Primary School. We have extensive security measures and safe working practices in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
In school children are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Adults should, as you would in the real world, educate children on what to do when they encounter danger and how best to deal with it. As a school, Online Safety incidents are dealt with in accordance with our policies and sanctions applied to deal with unacceptable behaviour.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if staff and parents work together to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that adults speak to their children about how they can keep safe, teach them how to behave appropriately online, set rules and deal with bad behaviour.
When we talk about Online Safety we are not just talking about the Internet we are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as Xbox), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.
For this reason we are holding an Online Safety meeting in the Gatehouse starting at 9:30am on the 2nd November 2018 where there will be a presentation and discussion with Mary Rebelo, Camden Online Safety guru and Justin Bioletti, Torriano Primary School Digital Leader. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about any concerns or worries that you might have.
If you have any worries or concerns about Online Safety, please contact Mr Bioletti.