At New Horizons Seaside Primary, the safety of our children is of upmost importance. This includes keeping them safe when using electronic equipment and more specifically when entering the online world. Online Safeguarding encompasses internet technologies and also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. By educating our children in how to be safe online, we aim to highlight the need for children to think practically about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
We have a consistent approach to teaching our children how to be safe online throughout their time at New Horizons Seaside Primary. Standalone sessions are delivered as part of our Computing Curriculum, as well as integrated, wherever appropriate, in Computing units. Online Safeguarding is also taught through our Personal Development sessions, Geography and History research lessons and focused assemblies throughout the year. Please look at our long term Computing and Online Safeguarding plans in the Curriculum section under our Statutory Information tab.
We operate an open-door policy for reporting issues relating to Online Safeguarding and very much welcome parents and carers to come into school to speak with the dedicated Online Safeguarding Officer Mr Murley, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team about any perceived problems. Please also see our Acceptable Use and Online Safeguarding Policy below.
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