Due to increased access to numerous different technology platforms, many children are at a greater risk of online grooming, cyber bullying and exposure to inappropriate or illegal content online. At Mawnan School, we believe that promoting online safety plays a critical role in protecting our children online.
Our online safety measures enable us to provide an environment for all our children to thrive, grow and learn, whilst staying safe online. We put these measures in place through a strong computing curriculum, policies and security provisions which safeguard children against unsuitable content and contact, and ensure they maintain appropriate conduct.
We have a number of procedures in place to ensure children cannot access unsuitable websites when using school technology, including software which blocks all websites with adult, violent or age-inappropriate content. At Mawnan School we use Senso https://www.senso.cloud/. Social media sites are also blocked, unless they are school pages used within lessons and under supervision. Online safety is taught to all children during computing lessons and staff are required to undertake online safety training to update their knowledge.
There are many ways you can help minimise the risks associated with children being online and increase online safety in your home – the list below provides ideas for some of the ways you can do this.