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.
On top of our curriculum offer (within Life Skills lessons), we offer the following for our children:
- Three whole school Internet Safety Days (1 per term)
- Regular information to parents using the National Online Safety resources (see below for a summary and keep an eye on our Facebook pages)
- Police Visits for Year 5 and 6 - each year the local police will visit the school to talk to Year 5 and 6 children.
- Crucial Crew visit for Year 6 - Our year 6 children visit the Crucial Crew event each year. This event is run by local emergency services and includes a talk from local police about safety online.
- NEW FOR 2022/23 - Year 6 transition project. Our Year 6 children will complete an extra project in conjunction with the high school as part of their transition work.
National Online Safety - Parent Guides:
The National Online Safety website has loads of different parent guides for all different sorts of games, apps and websites. Click the link below and head over there to get more information to help keep your children safe online.
Link: National Online Safety
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.