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At North Curry Primary School, staying safe online is really important to us.

 

Miss Bown is the Computing Subject Leader and she has some excellent help from the computing team in the school council. We three form part of an Online Safety Group in school along with our Headteacher Mrs Morley, our online safety governor Susan Hooper, another member of staff Mrs Eddy and a parent representative. The Online Safety group meet to monitor and improve our online safety in school.

 

As a school, we follow the brilliant ActiveBytes online safety curriculum created by Somerset eLIM. This progressive curriculum builds our understanding of staying safe online as every class regularly takes part in a dedicated online safety lesson related to one of the three key themes:

  • I am kind and responsible
  • I am safe and secure
  • I am healthy

 

Since we value our school’s understanding of online safety so highly, we believe that the teaching of online safety should not be limited to discreet lessons, so we ensure that this topic is frequently approached in lots of different ways. We have whole school assemblies led by Miss Bown and the computing team, make time for class discussions which promote pupil voice, take part in national events such as Safer Internet Day and read books around the topic of online safety. Two of our favourite books are #Goldilocks and Chicken Clicking. 

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Our online safety efforts are monitored regularly using the 360 safe self-assessment tool and we hope to work towards an accreditation in the future.

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Unsure about where to go for support?

Follow the link below to the NSPCC website who have got together with O2 to support parents with lots of tips and advice. They are also also running workshops to help you have the right conversations with your children  and they have even got a free helpline to give you personal advice whenever you need it.

Safe search engines for children  
When searching online, use child-friendly 'safe searches'. These search engines have been recommended by elim- Somerset's e-learning and management support team.
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Safe Search

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