Using the internet safely and positively is a message we promote here at Invicta Primary School and are committed to teaching our children about. Along with embedding digital literacy within our computing curriculum, each year we celebrate Safer Internet Day and hold an Online Safety Week to promote the safe and responsible use of technology . It is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year with assemblies, workshops and teacher swaps.
For the Online Safety Policy, please click HERE
How to report online safety concerns
If you have a online safety concern using Google Classroom , you can report it to the school by emailing the class teacher, who will notify the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Ms Cuff and Online Safety Lead, Ms Scott. This includes instances of online bullying within the platform.
Children can 'comment' on Google Classroom to their teacher to notify them of any concerns they may have.
If you have a concern whilst your child is online elsewhere , please see useful contacts below . Report any online bullying within apps or games being used. You can of course, still contact the school with these concerns also.
- Childline - for support
- Reporting Harmful Content - can be used by both children and adults
- UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
If you , or the person you are helping is in immediate danger please contact police dialing 999
Where else you can find support
If you would like more information on what you can do at home to help support your child with online safety you can find parent resources at the links below
Department of Education - latest guidance for safeguarding in schools ( 27/03/2020)
Internet Matters - how to set parent controls on any device - WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS !
Childnet - advice for parents and carers
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - guides on popular games, apps, TV shows and websites and support from NSPCC
Thinkuknow for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
National Online Safety twitter page - current and regular advice
https://www.taminggaming.com/ - Family Video Game Database - Guides, Ratings and Suggestions
http://www.breckfoundation.org/ - We work with parents and carers to educate them about the dangers of online grooming.