Derby the Safer Internet Dog

Mrs Greenham’s dog Darby came into school today for a visit!  He is the hero in our “Darby the Safer Internet Dog” story to help children stay safe online.  Have a look at the assembly on here: Darby


We are committed to the safety of online activities for children at Powerstock School.  We have an IT adviser who updates our filters and the general “health” of our IT equipment along with SWGFL guidelines.  Our Internet safety governor  oversees our cycle of review regarding this important aspect of school.

Here is how we approach online safety under the guidance from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSE) 2021: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/about/policies/keeping-children-safe-in-education

We work in conjunction with the SWFfL 360 safe tool.  This is an audit where each aspect of internet safety in school is scrutinised and action plans are made to ensure as far as possible that every area is addressed to keep everyone safe. You can find out more information here: https://360safe.org.uk.

We have  had an Esafety day where The Safer Communities Policing Team came in to train staff and run sessions with children of all ages to help them keep safe online.  Have a closer look to see what they do:  https://www.dorset.police.uk/neighbourhood-policing/safe-schools-communities-team/

Other useful links:

https://www.childnet.com (Formally Kidsmart)