ONLINE SAFETY AT ST MARK'S
We take online safety very seriously at St Mark's. If you have any queries or questions please speak to your child's teacher, Mrs Sellins , Home School Partnership Manager-our Online Safety Lead. You can email Mrs Sellins at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of useful links on this page to help you as well.
Letters sent home and some useful parent guides are below:
How to set up parental controls at home:
Unsure about age restrictions? Visit:
How to talk to your children about online safety
If you have seen something on the internet that worries you, please tell an adult straight away.
If you are being bullied online or receiving hurtful text messages please:
At St Mark's we believe that everybody has the right to feel safe. Bullying and online bullying are defined in our Behaviour and Anti-bullying Policy. This policy also shows the clear steps we take when bullying is reported.
OUR ONLINE SAFETY CODE
How do we educate children to build knowledge, skills and capability when it comes to online safety?
Each class carries out a unit of online safety learning. For example, in Year 1 children begin to learn that passwords are private, and in Year 6 children learn to say no to inappropriate requests. We also take part in 'Safer Internet Day' - every class takes part in activities. Online safety is part of our everyday conversations with pupils, it does not sit alone. We discuss how to stay safe online, what to do if we feel unsafe online and also about how we should behave online. We have everyday conversations with pupils about their online lives, so they feel confident to come to us when things may become a bit tricky online.
We take part in Safer Internet Day! Have a look at this video and click here to visit their website for loads of advice and information!
Information about certain games: