St Nicholas’ Chantry

St Nicholas' Chantry CofE Primary School

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Online Safety

What is online safety and why do we teach it?

In an increasingly digital world, new opportunities, challenges and risks are appearing all of the time. As a school, we value the and promote the use of ICT both in and outside of school.  It is therefore important  for us to focus on the underpinning knowledge and behaviours that can help pupils to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app they are using.

This covers areas such as :

  • How to evaluate what pupils see and experience online
  • How to recognise techniques used for persuasion
  • Appropriate online behaviour
  • How to identify online risks and as a consequence make informed decisions on how to act and respond to particular situations.
  • How and when to seek support

How is online safety taught?

Our society is ever-changing and we are part of an increasingly globalised world. Therefore, we feel that the teaching of online safety is integral to our pupils. Discrete online safety skills and lessons are taught through our whole school computing curriculum as well as feeding into all our digital learning opportunities across our wider curriculum.

All pupils, teachers and parents are asked to complete an 'Acceptable Use Agreement' each year to ensure that expectations are clear surrounding everyone's role and responsibility in positively promoting safe online activity. 

What do you think about online safety at St Nicks'?

We would love to know what you think about online safety at St Nicks'. Please complete the following questionnaire and email your response to Your input and feedback is valuable to use in improving our online safety offer to our children.

Online safety policy

Reporting an e-safety concern

We take e-safety very seriously and it plays a significant part in our work around safeguarding the children in our care. 

If you, or your child have an e-safety concern, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher and this will be dealt with sensitively and effectively through our school policies and e-safety guidelines as part of Clevedon Learning Trust.

Age limits - advice for parents and carers

As there are so many different social media platforms readily available to children, we would like to highlight the legal age limits for some of these sites.

  • Facebook - 13 and over
  • Snapchat - 13 and over
  • Instagram - 13 and over
  • Pinterest - 13 and over
  • YouTube - 13 with parental consent otherwise 18 and over
  • Whatsapp - 16 and over
  • Kik - 17 and over

Guides for online safety and app usage

We know how hard it can be to keep up to date with the websites, apps and online platforms your children are accessing as they are constantly changing and evolving. However, we feel that it is vital you are well informed about any online activities your child/dren are partaking in. Please find below a series of parent guides, developed by The National Online Safety Team, a well respected organisation which promotes the online safety of all children in schools. 

Useful websites for parents and carers