Online safety forms a core part of the Computing Curriculum at Poplar Primary School alongside additional lessons completed within PSHE. Children are regularly reminded of the importance of acting responsibly online, the need to think critically when reading content to determine its trustworthiness, and strategies that they can use to keep themselves safe when online.
All internet traffic within the school is monitored and a web filtering system is in place to help prevent children accessing harmful content. Children are also unable to access web resources where they can interact with individuals outside of the school network.
As these same protections are not always in place outside of school, we strongly encourage that you maintain an ongoing dialogue regarding e-safety in addition to the taught lessons at school.
Additional advice and guidance for this can be found below:
Online Safety Advice for Parents
It's worth looking at each of the following sites to get a balanced view of the potential risks of what is really an invaluable resource.
Internet matters.org A really useful site with, among other things, information about how to set up parental controls on devices around your home.
Get Safe On Line This is a UK Government sponsored site containing lots of helpful information.
The Virtual Global Taskforce The VGT is an international organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place, especially for children. It was set up by police forces in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.
Internet Watch Foundation Here you can report any illegal content that you come across on the internet.
Short video for parents: delivering online safety at home.
POPLAR Online Safety Policy
Staying Safe Online for children