At Copp, our children are usually supervised when they are on the computers, but we also teach them strategies for coping with issues they may find when they are on the Internet. This gives them future life skills and makes them aware of the potential hazards of the Internet.
Every half term we hold an online safety focus, which looks at different strands of being online and how children can protect themselves against risk. We liaise with outside agencies, including Lancashire County Council and the Police and Mrs Melvin and Mr Holt attend update conferences, at least annually.
We also have an Online Safety Group, who meet every half term with Mr Holt.
Here is the Online Safety Team this year:
Max, Dylan, Lucy, Jasper, Ruby, Leo, Bethany and Joseph.
The team will have half termly meetings with Mr Holt to talk about Online Safety at Copp.
Over the course of the year we will discuss for the following 6 topics:
Autumn 1 Online Scenarios
Autumn 2 Photos
Spring 1 Making the Internet a Better Place
Spring 2 Games and Apps
Summer 1 Time Spent Online
Summer 2 Fake Profiles / Fake News
So far the children have rated the school in the above categories and brought forward ideas for what we can do for the year ahead.
There are many sites to help and support parents; please see a selection of these below. However, if parents or carers wish to discuss any online safety issues with school, we are happy to meet with you.