Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Online Safety

Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

The use of these exciting and innovative tools in school and at home has been shown to raise educational standards and promote pupil achievement.

At Menston Primary School we teach children how to manage the risks associated with using digital equipment and the internet both in and out of school. Online safety is taught as part of our computing curriculum and is also taught as part of our broader safeguarding curriculum through PSHE and assemblies.

Our Year 6 pupils have created e-safety presentations, which they have designed for presentation to other pupils in school. Click here to see an example of a presentation.

Click here to read our E Safeguarding Policy.

Click here to read our E Safeguarding Curriculum.

Click here to read our top ten tips for staying safe online.

Click here to access the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) guidance for parents/ carers of children who are using social media.

Click here to access a factsheet for parents on child safety on YouTube.

We have added links that parents will find useful to keep their children safe online outside school.

Announcements

Please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. If your child has sickness or diarrhea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.