Throughout the year, our children are continuously reminded about how to stay safe on the internet and how to seek help and advice if they require it and it is vital that we work in partnership to keep our children safe while using the internet both at home and in school.
The online world is rapidly developing and many of our children now have access to devices which enable them to connect to the internet, take images or video and communicate with others. This may be through computers, tablets, mobile phones or gaming devices. It is important that children learn how to use these devices safely, as the online world will become an increasingly important part of their reality as they grow older.
Here is the latest online safety update for Northumberland Schools:
Below are some useful websites and documents with online safety help and advice. Click on each image to visit the sites. Most of these guides link to different social media platforms. Nearly all social networking sites only allow users aged 13 and over. In First School, we do not expect any of our children to have access to any of the common social media platforms, such as Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram. This age limit was initially dictated by US law through the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The act at first ordered sites to seek "verifiable parental consent" for younger users, and then restrict how they could use data.