Online Safety

A Guide To Keeping Browick Children Safe Online

The digital world we live in connects us all in so many ways and children at Browick are educated from the very start of their journey at school on lots of positive things that the internet can be used for. But we all know that there are dangers too and the children are always learning about how to protect their identity, how to spot dangers and who to turn to if anything makes them worried.

See these starter tips from some of our children about things to look out for:

Right from the start of their journey in Nursery and Reception, children learn the tools to be ‘online savvy’ and use the internet the right way. The children are great at making the connections between being kind in person and using these manners online. All children embrace the themed Internet Safety Day in February each year where lots of activities help build a core of knowledge to stay safe.

From Year 1, our computing curriculum has focused lessons on keeping safe. Lots of themes are revisited in a spiral manner to help embed the learning. Here is our school’s overview taught with the resources provided by Kapow Primary:

Year 1: Learning how to stay safe online and how to manage feelings and emotions when someone or something has upset us.
Year 2: Learning how to keep information safe and private online; who we should ask before sharing things online and how to give, or deny permission online.
Year 3: Learning the difference between fact, opinion and belief; and how to deal with upsetting online content. Knowing how to protect personal information online.
Year 4: Searching for information and making a judgement about the probable accuracy; recognising adverts and pop-ups; understanding that technology can be distracting.
Year 5: Learning about app permissions; the positive and negative aspects of online communication; that online information is not always factual; how to deal with online bullying and managing our health and wellbeing.
Year 6: Learning to deal with issues online; about the impact and consequences of sharing information online; how to develop a positive online reputation; combating and dealing with online bullying and protective passwords.

We are in a better place than ever for knowledge and support for every question you might have about your child’s life online. See below for all of the amazing websites and apps available to us now.

BBC Own It is a website and app designed for parents and (older) children to engage with and find out ways to safely navigate the Online World: Own It – A place to help you boss your life online 

Start here: 8 top tips for staying safe online – Own It – BBC for an overview on where to begin.

A comprehensive resource for all aspects of Online Safety exists on Internet MattersInformation, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online

This particular tool on Internet Matters covers nearly every device a child might have and how to set up parent controls for a safe experience: Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides

Net Aware lets you search by popular app to find out age ratings, must-have security features and advice to keeping children safe while using it. Net Aware: Your guide to social networks, apps and games

ThinkUKnow has advice for parents and carers as well as guides for children: CEOP Education

Childnet is a no fuss guide for lots of common topics: Help & advice

NSPCC has advice and a helpline if you have any immediate concerns: Keeping children safe online

8-12 Browick Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0QW

Telephone: 01953 603061

School Administrator: Miss Paula Bilverstone

If you would like paper copies of any information on the school’s website, these will be provided free of charge. Please request paper copies from the school office.

SENDCo: Miss Vicki Wild