Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

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Online Safety

Technology and especially computing play an important role in the everyday lives of pupils, young people and adults. The same time they have become essential in primary schools, as they are used for teaching and learning purposes on a daily basis. Developing ICT and computing skills is of paramount importance for our pupils in order to ensure that they will be able to access life- long learning and employment. Computing as a subject and ICT in general cover a wide range of resources including; web based and mobile learning, programming and coding. In our days, pupils often use:

• Websites

• Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments

• Email and Instant Messaging

• Chat Rooms and Social Networking

• Blogs

• Podcasting

• Video Broadcasting

• Music Downloading

Computer games

• Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality

• Other mobile devices with web functionality

Despite the numerous benefits, internet activity is not always safety for the users and especially young learners; web-based resources are not consistently policed. As a result, all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these technologies. At Meridianwe understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on esafety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom. Online-safety is part of the Computing curriculum offered to all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. In addition to that, Online-safety posters are displayed in all classrooms and pupils are constantly reminded to stay safe when navigating the internet. Also, Meridian Community Primary School and Nursery has zero tolerance policy to cyber-bulling. Pupils are trained to recognise cyber-bulling and they are being advised on how to react in case they are victims of bullying.Please use the links below to find out more about Online-Safety and how to use the Internet, and other communications safely. The key messages shared with the children were to be careful about the information they share about themselves online and to be aware of cyberbullying and what to do if they think this is happening to them.

Useful websites

A parents guide to Fornite

Fortnite Facts

Keeping your child safe online

 Somerset VLE

Andrew Gunn E-safety information

Digital Living

CEOP Police Parents Quiz