At Bowmandale Primary School we are pro-active in educating our pupils about online issues, teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills needed to enable them to remain safe when using the internet and related technologies in and beyond the classroom environment. Online safety is embedded within our curriculum, practices and online presence, and we continually look for new opportunities to promote online safety. You can download the online safety guides the school has produced and follow the links to some informative websites below.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Families can visit the updated Thinkuknow website at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre where you can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
ParentInfo is a web service provided by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). They publish articles to help parents with issues currently affecting children and young people online and in their lives at home and school.