At Holy Rood, we think it is important that children know how to use the internet safely. We are members of National Online Safety and we are working towards becoming a National Online Safety Certified School.
Holy Rood parents can contact the school office for a secure link to sign up to National Online Safety. This will give you access to parent information videos, fact sheets, and a certified course in Online Safety for Parents.
Every year, our children undertake a sequence of online safety lessons, based on the eight strands of the Education for a Connected World framework. This is designed to equip children with the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed as digital citizens within an increasingly technological world. To supplement this, every computing lesson begins with a 10 minute online safety starter, in order to reiterate and consolidate these key messages.
We have a team of Digital Leaders appointed across Key Stage 2, whose role includes a responsibility to model good online behaviour and advise school leaders about the games and apps that are popular amongst their peer group. We also provide parents with regular updates about emerging technologies, using resources from National Online Safety.
Information for Parents
It was great to see so many parents attending our recent Zoom information session about Online Safety. This shows how parents share our commitment to keeping children safe on the internet. In case you were unable to join us, here is the presentation that was shared.