Online Safety

At Deansbrook Junior School, online safety is taught both in dedicated Computing lessons and is embedded into activities throughout the school year. The children are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Any incidents are recorded and dealt with in accordance with our Online Safety policy.

Of course, online safety is important both at school and at home. Our efforts to keep children safe online will only be successful if the message to children is consistent between school and home. The information on this page is provided in order to help parents ensure that children are safe online.

Key message to parents:

Instead of discouraging internet use, it is essential to be realistic and accept that using the internet is part of modern life. Banning the internet or technology will often make a child less likely to report a problem. The important thing is to teach children to use the internet safely and sensibly.

Safer Searching

This search engine aims to provide a safer search environment for children: Safesearch Kids

Google also offers a safer search option for children searching the internet. Click here  to find out how to change the settings.

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Parental controls

There is a range of ways to apply security settings at home: using your internet provider, devices, or directly on the platforms your children use. Use this excellent interactive guide to get step-by-step instructions on how to set controls in your home: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/

Security Settings on popular websites

The various websites below are the most popular but not exclusively the ones your child might visit. Read the advice on setting filters and staying safe.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/safety

Instagram: http://www.connectsafely.org/a-parents-guide-to-instagram/

Snapchat: http://www.connectsafely.org/a-parents-guide-to-snapchat/

Twitter: https://www.lifewire.com/twitter-privacy-and-safety-tips-for-parents-2487426

 More useful links for parents

 KidSMART offers activities for children and advice for parents.

 Click to read the NSPCC’s advice on their Share Aware page.

 Check below for regular updated articles from www.parentinfo.org.