E-Safety Information and Advice

At Victoria, we understand the importance of keeping out students safe in an increasingly digital world. The internet offers incredible educational opportunities, but it also presents significant dangers. Our Online Safety learning aims to educate, protect and empower our students, ensuring they use technology responsibly and confidently.

We aim to create a safe online environment for our students by:

  • Teaching them about the potential risks and benefits of the internet.
  • Providing clear guidelines for responsible behaviour online.
  • Encouraging open communication between students, teachers and parents about online activities.

At School

  • Acceptable Use Agreement - Clear rules about how students can use technology in school.
  • Internet Filtering - Robust internet filtering systems to block inappropriate content.
  • Monitoring - Regular monitoring of online activities to ensure usage.

At home

The main problem with managing online safety is that children have remarkably high confidence with technology but low maturity and experience of how to deal with it in a socially safe way. The three best tips are found above in the 'At School' section. Have an agreement at home, ensure internet is filtered and regularly monitor your child's devices. Please find advice for specific apps and websites at the bottom of this page.

It is vital that parents regularly check their children's texts, IMs, internet history and social media accounts. This is not being invasive, this is being responsible. Children have to know that their parents care as much about who they interact with online as in the street. You should be upfront and honest about doing this.

What We Learn

Year 1 & 2 Year 3 & 4 Year 5 & 6
- know the importance of logging out of an account
- know that digitally created work can be shared with others
- know about the possibility of sharing globally
- know that there is an appropriate way to communicate online
- know that information online creates a digital footprint
- know some steps that can be taken to keep personal data secure
- know the premise of what effective Internet searching is
- know what makes a safe password
- know that some information on websites may not be true
- know why there are age restrictions
- know where to turn to for help if they come across inappropriate material
- expand on understanding of our digital footprint
- know how to protect from identity theft
- know what plagiarism is and its consequences
- know the positive and negative influences technology has on health and the environment
- know the importance of balancing screen time with non-screen time
- know, in more detail, the impact that sharing content can have
- know the responsibilities they have for their online behaviour
- know about maintaining secure passwords
- know about image manipulation and its positives and negatives
- know what is meant by appropriate and inappropriate content
- know about dangers of location broadcasting
- know what secure sites are
- have greater knowledge of how to make more informed choices of how free time is used
- know the effects on individual health when having too much screen time

​Good advice for parents, carers and children

  • NSPCC Online Safety Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate.
  • Think U Know Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
  • Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
  • Internet Matters Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online

Advice

These documents below provide some guidance for specific apps or websites along with some helpful hints.

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