Click the link below to take you direct to our Safeguarding page which also has the Online Safety Policy on and the monthly parent Online Safety newsletters.
The breadth of issues classified within online safety is considerable and ever evolving, but can be categorised into four areas of risk:
content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate, or harmful content, for example: pornography, fake news, racism, misogyny, self-harm, suicide, anti-Semitism, radicalisation, and extremism.
contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; for example: peer to peer pressure, commercial advertising and adults posing as children or young adults with the intention to groom or exploit them for sexual, criminal, financial or other purposes.
conduct: online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm; for example, making, sending and receiving explicit images (e.g. consensual and non-consensual sharing of nudes and semi-nudes and/or pornography, sharing other explicit images and online bullying, and
commerce: - risks such as online gambling, inappropriate advertising, phishing and or financial scams which can be reported to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (https://apwg.org/)
The website LGFL is a very useful one for parents and gives lots of information and advice for keeping your child safe online. Please view at https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/#h.kiustevr44ys
You will find a range of Top Tips, Hot Topics, Reporting concerns, Cyberbullying, relationships, videos, screentime, talking to your child about keeping safe for example.
It helps parents to add safe settings, controls and monitoring of device usage to keep your child safe online.
As a school we annually review our online safety through the audit tool on LGFL website and RAG rate our strengths and next steps.
We have appropriate and compliant filtering in place in school so children can safely access the internet for their learning. We use the Cumbria County Council filtering which is through Lancaster known as LUNS. These providers work with our ICT team from Cumbria Software Systems and work with the Headteacher to ensure compliance and appropriateness of keeping safe online is maintained.