Mobile devices and the internet are part of everyday life. At Immanuel College Preparatory School we view ICT and the internet as a valuable learning resource and teach all our pupils to use it responsibly and safely. All children are taught how to stay safe online and learn what to do if they view or read something that makes them feel uncomfortable. Children begin their e-safety education in Reception and this carries on throughout the whole of the school, both in ICT specific lessons, PSHE sessions and Internet Safety Week.
As a school we hold an accreditation from National Online Safety. An online course id available to parents of our school, which is in line with the training undertaken by our staff.
If you would like some further information about keeping your children safe online, we recommend the following websites:
- internetmatters.org – Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.
- thinkuknow.co.uk – Think U Know is the nationally acclaimed scheme highlighting the importance of staying safe online. There are videos for children to watch and lots of information for parents.
- nspcc.org.uk – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has lots of information about helping to keep children safe, including useful information about helping children be safe online.
- parentinfo.org – Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. The Parent Info website has a number of articles about children’s wellbeing on digital equipment. They also have a magazine that can be read online, called Digital Parenting.
- getsafeonline.org – Get Safe Online provides all sorts of advice for people and businesses, including a section on keeping children safe.