At Copmanthorpe Primary School we know from first-hand experience that the internet is a powerful way to enhance and broaden a child’s education. Teaching and learning in every subject in the curriculum can make good use of web-based material.
However, we also know that the Internet allows access to a great deal of entertainment, information and communication which is not related to school-based learning and children, being naturally curious, will want to explore and investigate.
This exploration is not necessarily harmful, but if unsupervised and unmonitored can result in children encountering inappropriate material or unknown people which can upset or confuse them, or worse.
As a school we recommend that Key Stage 1 and 2 children should always have a responsible adult with them when online.
Children all need to understand the web and how they can use it positively, safely and to their benefit.
As your child’s parent or carer you are in a strong position to help them learn how to avoid potential problems and get the most out of the web.
With this in mind, we have collected a range of resources to help you develop your child’s understanding, skill and confidence. We recommend that you have a good look around each site on your own first in order to focus on issues which may be of particular relevance.
Click on the links below.
- KS2 Internet Rules
- Google Safety Centre
- A Parent's Guide to Facebook
- CEOP Command
- BBC Webwise
- NSPCC Online Safety