We are committed to the safety of online activities for pupils at Powerstock School. We know how important it is to safeguard children at school and make sure parents are clear about how they can help their child at home stay safe.
The staff team teach online safety each term during Computing lessons and our PSHE syllabus also addresses safe use of technology and being online. Our designated governor for Internet Safety, Wendy Morris (photo) oversees the work done in school, including our cycle of review for this area of learning.
We have an IT adviser who updates our filters and the general “health” of our IT equipment along with SWGFL guidelines. We also ensure that checks are carried out inline with DFE cybersecurity advice.
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 use the NSPCC resources found in the link https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ . This contains essential information for parents – please do visit this site for tips on how to support your child online.
We also recommend the Thinkuknow site which as a wealth of easily accessible information and videos for parents and children to visit: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
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