At Cossington all children know how important it is to stay safe online.
We follow the SMART rules approach to staying safe online and these are revisited throughout the computing curriculum and during our whole school collective worships, these rules are:
Through our computing and Jigsaw PSHE lessons we also discuss and learn that:
If you see something you don't like always to 'See it, Minimise it, Report it'.
Don't post anything online that you wouldn't want a stranger, your parents or even your headteacher to see.
Don't reveal your name, address or school name to anyone you don't know online.
Follow the same safety precautions as you would in 'real-life' ; if you wouldn't tell a stranger on the street where you live them don't tell them online.
Each computing unit has an E-safety strand within it, so that, regardless of which area of computing is being studied, E-safety is always a priority. We also take part in the national E-safety Day with special lessons dedicated to learning how to stay safe online.
Please find below a quick guide below on social media safety .
Every week, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads shares updates on ways to keep safe across a variety of online games, social media accounts and devices from the National Online Safety website via our school's WeDuc communication app.
These can also be found below, please look out for additional guidance each week.
Parent Guides- Tablets and Phones
Parent Guides- Online Gaming
Parent Guides- Cyber-bullying and Mental Health
Parent Guides- Social Media and Online Streaming Platforms
Other useful website links for more information on ways for your children to stay safe online: