Keeping Children Safe Online

Children at Stanstead Nursery and Primary School regularly use the Internet as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we want to ensure that our children get the most from it, by encouraging safe and responsible online behaviour. In school, we use a filtering system to prevent our children from accessing inappropriate sites. As part of the New Computing Curriculum we also have regular 'e-safety' lessons and activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. At home, sometimes, children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Many of social networking sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.

Many resources to support children being safe online are in the children's section of our website.



The NSPCC have done lots of work to create resources for parents:

Be Share Aware - keep children safe online.

We tell children it's good to share - but sharing online is different. In fact sometimes it can be dangerous and that's why we're asking parents to be Share Aware - to keep children safe online. However, we can’t do this alone and we need your help to spread the word.

Share Aware is for parents and carers of children aged 8-12 providing straightforward, simple advice to help untangle the web, understand what their children may be doing online, and feel confident in talking to them about how to stay safe.

We know many parents feel confused by the internet. But we also know that having conversations early helps build trust and openness. Our campaign aims to equip parents with the tools to do so.

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What can you do?

Visit the Share Aware homepage - here you can find top tips for being Share Aware and view our no-nonsense guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use - based on the experience of parents and young people themselves.

Help us spread the word - we want all parents to know how to be Share Aware, and we need your help to do so. Please share our short video on social media and help us get #ShareAware trending.

The internet is a great place for children to be. Being Share Aware makes it safer.