Computing is an integral part of teaching and learning at Great Sankey Primary School. The children benefit from a wide range of technical resources, with online capabilities at the centre of their learning.
Access to the internet and other e-learning resources requires training, guidance and advice to ensure that everyone learns in a safe environment. At the start of each computing session in school, children are reminded of how to stay safe online.
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Our GSP Welfare Warriors lead on events throughout the school to promote staying safe online.
There are lots of ways in which you can help your child to stay safe online. The internet is an incredibly useful resource, and we want our young learners to be able to use it safely.
If you ever want help or advice about how to stay safe online, about privacy settings or how to report concerns, please do not hesitate to come into school and talk to your child's class teacher or any member of the Senior Leadership Team. We will always do our best to help. Look out for our regular PCSO visits and talks in school as they can support further with this also.
PCSO Shevlin visited our school and delivered an online safety workshop to parents and then to all our children in Upper Key stage 2
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. Click on the CEOP link below for further support.
Click on the images below for further links to online safety support and advice.
Online safety conversations 'ice breaker' email series
O2, as part of its partnership with the NSPCC to help all children and families in the UK stay safe together online, has created a series of weekly emails for parents and carers to help them start a conversation with their children about online safety.
Please click on the picture link below to find out more information and to sign up.
Online safety leaflets & resources
There is lots of information available online to support online safety. The website internetmatters.org contains guidance, facts and useful tips to support being online safely. The free e-Safety leaflests and resources are also helpful, including the latest age-appropriate guides and leaflets to help with a range of online issues. Click here for more information.