Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
E-safety forms a fundamental part of our school's safeguarding and child protection measures.
Government guidance for schools across the UK highlights the importance of safeguarding children and young online.
Having a whole school approach helps ensure staff, governors, volunteers and parents teach children about online safety.
At Ley Hill, we foster an open environment in which children and young people are encouraged to ask any questions and participate in an ongoing conversation about the benefits and dangers of the online world.
We ensure that we:
Together, we can keep every child safe online.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how urgent it is for us to come together to stop online abuse. Last year the NSPCC helpline saw a 45% increase in contacts from people worried about children experiencing online abuse. That’s why we’re campaigning for laws to protect young people online.
We all have a role to play - use our advice, tools and resources to help keep every child safe online.
Safer Internet Day 2023
As part of our work to promote and educate children on how to stay safe when using the internet, we have recently had a visit from Turn It On, the school's computing advisors. during this week children of different ages were learning age specific skills on how to stay safe when on or near devices that access the internet. Please find below the powerpoints that were used during the visit by Turn It On.
In the evening of Thursday 9th February we also had a parent workshop. Please find below the powerpoint that was used for this session as well as a number of resources which the host (Matt Nott) felt parents may find useful. Matt from Turn It On also said he would be happy to speak to parents regarding any e-safety queries that they have individually.