Welcome to the Online Safety department of our website. At St.Teresa's, we realise how the internet has drastically changed the way children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity and people from all over the world. We promote this tool and provide stimulating activities for children to develop their skills in this area of the curriculum. However, along with this fascinating new way to connect with the world, the internet offers new risks.
- Online bullying
- Exposure to inappropriate material
- Online Predators
- Revealing personal information
It is important to ensure that all children are aware of these risks and learn to use the internet safely and responsibly.
As a school we:
- Ensure all children are aware of the risks online
- Ensure children feel safe to report incidents
- Attend Online Safety meetings/ training
- Provide staff and parental training
- Discuss and review the Online Safety Policy
- Involve older children in the delivery of Online- Safety sessions across the school
The school uses a filtering system provided by BT called Lightspeed Systems. Further information about the filtering system can be found by clicking on the link below.
Information for Parents and Carers
Online Safety Day 2018
The children spent the day learning all about Online Safety. Firstly, our Digital Leaders delivered a whole school assembly which highlighted ways in which children can keep themselves online and how/ when to report concerns.
During the morning, Year 2 children took part in a drama session delivered by 'One Day Creative'. Their workshop was called, 'Captain Digi' and they had lots of fun dressing up as different characters to understand more about the online world. The other children in KS1 completed activities to learn about their digital footprint.
In the afternoon, Year 6 took part in a workshop called, '008' where they learnt all about how to deal with hackers and cyber- bullies. The other children in KS2 completed some pop art to show the meaning of the theme, 'Create, Connect, Respect.'