At Peterhouse, we take safety online VERY seriously! Each year, pupils take part in online safety lessons which help them to remember HOW to keep safe when we are using computing equipment at home and at school. Every child learns what to do if they see something they don’t like or think is not appropriate for their eyes. Amongst other things, they learn what it is safe to post, what is not safe to post and what to do if they meet a cyberbully.
The school expects every pupil to adhere to its Acceptable Use policy. To support and model this, Peterhouse runs a series of blogs, governed by a strict set of rules. These rules are designed to keep every pupil safe, while still celebrating the achievements and milestones of pupils.
Some links to more information:
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.