At Tree Tops we understand the vital and exciting role the internet plays in the education of our pupils both in school and at home. Although a fantastic resource, the use of the Internet can of course also bring risks. We take the issue of Online Safety very seriously and we work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe. The posters below are displayed in classes and the rules are regularly discussed with the children by class teachers. Click on the links below to print off your own copies for home.
Be safe online for 4 years old up to 7 years old.
Stay safe online for 7 years old up to 11 years old.
Stay smart online this is used with our oldest pupils in transition to secondary school.
We have extensive security measures in place, which are constantly monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material. Lessons are taught from Reception upward explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe when using the internet and working with technology. See below for an overview of the Online Safety coverage that we teach in our computing curriculum.
Online Safety policies and procedures
Information about Facebook
Facebook’s terms and conditions state that all users must be 13 years or older and as such we strongly recommend that parents do not allow their children to have their own personal profiles online. Possible risks for children under 13 using Facebook may include:
We feel it important to point out to parents the risks of underage use of such sites, so you can make an informed decision as to whether to allow your child to have a profile or not. These profiles will have been created away from school and sometimes by a child, their friends, siblings or even parents. We will take action (such as reporting under aged profiles) if a problem comes to our attention that involves the safety or wellbeing of any of our children. We are however aware that many children do use such sites and it is possible that by banning access and removing children’s’ technology may mean that children do not feel able to raise any concerns or problems encountered with parents/carers or adults in school. It is also important that parents/carers are aware that whilst filtering tools or parental controls are very useful in keeping children safe online, they are not always effective and children may still access unsuitable content. However, if you should decide to allow your child to have a Facebook profile we strongly advise you to be aware of the potential risks posed to your child.
You may want to consider the following points:
Make sure your child understands the following rules: