10 Oct Keeping Children Safe Online
On the 3rd and 4th of October, 2017, the staff of Soaring Skies met to review the Online Safety policy.
We looked at four real-world scenarios involving children using technology like Roblox, WhatsApp and Xbox Live. We identified potential risks, discussed the best course of action in each situation and agreed four key principles for keeping children safe online.
The importance of communication was affirmed again and again:
1.We teach the children about online risks, preparing them for incidents that may occur in the future. This happens during Computing lessons, Class Assemblies and through Online Safety activities in Anti-Bullying Week.
2.We value professional dialogue among colleagues around what the children are accessing on their devices; we agreed it’s vital to keep up-to-date.
3.We maintain regular communication with the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).
4.We communicate with parents about online risks, and try to support them in keeping their children safe.