Online Safety

At Shipley CE Primary School, we take online safety very seriously. There is a wealth of information out there for our pupils to access online to support their education. We encourage the use of online learning sites and communication between home and school using Dojo and Google Classroom. We must ensure that we access remote learning safely and therefore we have created a number of documents and videos and provided links to websites that will support our community and educate them in the safe use of online resources. We hope you find everything you are looking for on this page. However, if you are ever unsure, are worried about online safety or have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us. Miss Drake is our Computing lead or you can contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Hamilton. Please contact the office and ask for any of these members of staff who will be happy to help. 

KS1 E-Safety Home School Agreement

KS2 E-Safety Home School Agreement

Please see our school Class Dojo page for weekly Online Safety Awareness information.

Harmful or upsetting content

Parents need to be aware of what their children are accessing online at all times. We recommend that your child only uses online resources when you are present. Even though your child may be accessing content you are aware of, there are ways in which this resource can be accessed by inappropriate content. Please make sure you report any inappropriate online content via the report button on many media sites or the UK Safer Internet Centre. Always report problems you encounter to school so that we can alert other parents and carers and support your child from within school regarding anything they have seen or experienced. 

We will use the following sites

  • reporting harmful online content to the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values

Bullying or abuse online

Governors monitor bullying and racist incidents, this includes online. It is vitally important that we work together to ensure that online bullying does not take place. If you see a change in your child' behaviour or your child discloses something to you regarding bullying please make sure you contact school immediately. School use the following websites for advice. The following link provides a wealth of information for parents regarding online bullying and cyberbullying https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/Search?term=online+bullying+support+for+parents

Remote Learning 

If your child has to learn from home for a period of time, they could be asked to access learning via Dojo or Google Classroom. These are safe learning platforms. Staff have been trained in how to deliver online learning content safely and follow our remote learning guidance. Your child will never be asked to meet with a member of staff 1-1. If live streaming takes place, video recordings will not take place without parental consent being sought. Online messaging and live streaming is monitored by more than one member of staff e.g. class teacher and Computing lead. Staff will only contact your child during school hours and we ask that this rule is reciprocated. Only school accounts will be used, no personal accounts. Staff will only use messaging services within Dojo and Google Classroom to discuss learning. Any pastoral needs which may arise will be discussed with the parent and a Designated Safeguarding Lead will be alerted. Phone numbers, names, addresses etc will not be shared in line with GDPR regulations. If any contact is made with your child which does not follow these guidelines please report your concern to the Headteacher immediately. 

Parental Responsibility

Parents have a responsibility to ensure their children are safe when online. There are many websites out there to help you with this. We would suggest the following. 

NSPCC- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ This website will help you understand different games, apps, social media sites. It includes online gaming and how to set up parental controls on your wifi settings. 

Mobicip- Parental control software

Safe kids– Simple rules for kids to follow online

BBC Webwise– Advice for developing your online skills

Guide to mobile web safety

National Online Safety – Specialists in Online Safety Training for Schools