At Barford Primary we teach all of our children about how they should behave whilst accessing online resources and communicating online. Our approach ensures that children are equipped with the necessary tools to be able to make the right choices and stay safe whilst using the internet. We do not believe that simply preventing children from accessing most online content is the way to ensure safety, but rather to educate them to be able to respond appropriately when faced with inappropriate content or communications online and to understand the consequences of their actions whilst using the internet.
We will be sharing a number of informative platform guides over the coming weeks, which provide further insight into how different apps, websites and social media work. Our first guide provides information about the recent MOMO safety threat.
Part of our service as a community hub, is to provide information and advice to parents and carers relating to online safety. There is a lot of information available to read and also use at home to support the work that we are doing at school.
Below are a number of useful web-links which offer advice, support and answers to questions that may have been brought up at home in conversation.
Our aim is to give children at Barford the confidence to speak about their online experiences and be open about their interactions so that the internet can be used to its maximum potential.