"Together for a Better Internet" (SID 20)
At Southroyd we want to encourage children to learn how to use the world wide web successfully and safely. Internet safety is vital and we work as a school to regularly update our Safe Internet Use policy and ensure that we are well aware of online safety and how to get the most out of the internet. At school we will shortly celebrate International Safer Internet Day, on February 11th 2020 and we run regular lessons on online safety.
We reviewed our "Acceptable Internet Use" for Southroyd children and also talked about our netiquette (how we should behave online) At the same time we want children to discuss how we can make the "internet better for us" and not a means of taking over too much of our lives.
After the February 2020 survey, we found that Tik-Tok was now the most popular medium for social media used in school (particularly in KS2) Parents can find guidance on ensuring that privacy settings are managed from the right of this page.
Tik Tok was increasingly used by children since last year, particularly within the year groups 3 and 6, with children often using WhatsApp in Y6 when they were more likely to access their own phones. You can find guidance and safety information for all these media on the page to the right. Snapchat was still popular for Upper Key Stage Two.
The school trend has shown that children are more likely to meet other users on line using gaming software, such as their Xbox, Fortnite or Roblox. We have included guidance on all on this page, so that parents can be sure about privacy settings and options.
An increasing trend was for children to access the internet via a phone - which was often not their own - we urge parents to be sure they have adequate protection and security settings on all devices and will continue to provide links on this page to support parents to do so.
We keep a regular eye on trends and available support for parents, including recent guidance documents for users of Youtube services.
We continue to encourage limits on screen time and internet use finding an increasing percentage of children using the internet for more than 4 hours a day.
Here are our 2020 Safe Internet Posters for Ks1 and Ks2 developed through class council
Parent Support (Updated April 2020)
Privacy and Settings Advice
General Internet Safety Advice
Safety Online Direct Help
Look at the link below for advice on how to report abuse:
Staff Internet Policy