Keeping Children Safe Online
Keeping children safe online is not just a matter of protecting them but also teaching them how to navigate the online world safely themselves.
Keeping Children Safe in Education categorises online safety into three areas of risk:
Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; and
Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes of harm.”
The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation: technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm.
Children will not have direct access to screens whilst in the setting, however they may be used to promote learning and development if suitable to support the learning intent. The time it is used will be monitored to ensure it is within an acceptable level and that children remain safe online and that the material is suitable.
At CNPG we teach children to be safe online and report any concerns
Talking to children about ‘stranger danger’ and deciding who is a stranger and who is not; comparing people in real life situations to online ‘friends’
Help for Parents:
Digital Well-being Guidance for Parents
NSPCC keeping children safe online