At St Nicholas, we are committed to helping keep children safe when online in school, as well as teaching them some key online safety messages for them to use any time they are online. We also want to support families keep safe when online at home.
360 Online Safety Award
In January 2023, we were delighted to have been again awarded the 360 Online Safety Award. This is the third time which we have achieved the award, which is renewed every three years. Thank you to all of the staff, governors, parents and pupils who continue to support our Online Safety work. A special mention to our Digital Leaders for their fantastic contributions, time and efforts!
We were also delighted to receive a letter from Jeremy Wright, our local MP, congratulating us on achieving the 360 award.
Online Safety Information for Parents
Worry about what your children are doing online?
Know how to stay safe online?
Know how to keep your children safe online?
Have online safety questions that you would like answering?
Need help to make sure that you stay safe online?
If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, please have a look at some of the information below:
Internetmatters.org - Helping parents keep their children safe online. This website contains a whole range of advice and information about Online Safety. This includes information about how to setup parental controls on many different devices, as well as advice about the latest games and apps.
Think U Know - is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
The NSPCC website has an area called 'Net Aware' which keeps you up to date will all the latest social networks that children are using and helps them to stay safe when using them.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Did you know that Warwickshire has it's own dedicated Online Safety team which provide updates via: https://www.facebook.com/stayingsafeonline/
BBC Own it has useful resources and activities for children about staying safe online.
OUR RULES FOR RESPONSIBLE USE of Computing equipment
Click here to see our KS1 rules for helping us to stay safe on the internet
Click here to see our KS2 rules for responsible Computing equipment use
Most well-known search engines are designed for adults and can deliver inappropriate content even if the 'key words' entered seem quite innocent. In school, we use the search engine Swiggle with our Key Stage 2 pupils, as it is designed for children to use and so filters out inappropriate content. You can use Swiggle by clicking on the icon below:
Why not add Swiggle to your favourites?
Even better: make it your homepage!
Our St Nicks' Online Safety Rules
As a school, we worked together to create our own set of Online Safety rules which we teach :
We also teach children about the SMART rules to help keep them and their friends safe when using the internet and mobile devices.
At St Nicholas, we have a team of Digital Leaders, made up of children from across Year 5 and 6. Our team works closely with the staff, to promote Online Safety messages across the school, by running assemblies, creating resources for Parents' evenings, as well as working with other schools across Kenilworth.
Online Safety Mascots
Here are the winners of our recent Online Safety mascot competition! The overall winning entry is the mascot wearing the St Nicholas School cap ...
Online Safety Advice/Questions
If you have any questions about Online Safety, or would like some more advice, please contact Mr Peak via the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org