We take the safety and security of our children very seriously at Shibden Head Primary Academy. This includes their online safety when using the internet or devices connected to the internet.
The World Wide Web is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe. At the start of each year, all pupils will have a short series of lessons regarding online safety: primarily concerning what they themselves can do to minimise risks, and what they can do if they ever feel unsafe or unsure about something they have seen or heard.
We are also conscious of the fact that some children, at ever younger ages, can access social media or play internet-connected games. This can sometimes open children to a risk of being targeted and/or bullied. In Key Stage 2, our online safety lessons do cover these aspects of staying safe.
During the year we work with Bradford Cyber PSCO’s. These are a team of PSCO’s who come into school and teach each class in KS2 about online safety and what to do in the event of online bullying (Yrs 5 & 6).
Below are a list of resources and websites which both children and parents can access regarding online safety and online bullying.
A well-known website which investigates and offers help to children who might be in danger of abuse, bullying, or who are otherwise targeted inappropriately is C.E.O.P. – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre run by the UK police’s National Crime Agency. You can find the C.E.O.P. button at the bottom of our home page.
The musical.ly app is one you may have heard of and there are certainly children here at Shibden Head who are regular active users.
What is it? Is it safe for your child? See link below.