The Internet is a huge resource available to our children. It is a fascinating and effective tool for both teaching and learning, at home and within school. Therefore it is paramount that all users from children to adults are educated on how to use the Internet safely.
Our school uses the BT Lancashire ServicesLightspeed Filtering System.
What is Online Safety?
Online safety is SAFETY ONLINE for all (especially children) and it is often associated with websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Bebo, Twitter, MSN and any other social network. However Online Safety covers all electronic safety such as identifying appropriate and inappropiate e-mails, text messages and much more.
Please make sure you know what your child/children are doing online. It is important to remember that if you allow your child internet access at home, parental supervision is recommended. Ideally, the computer screen should be in an easily viewable position in the family living area. Also note mobile phones can have Internet access too, so it is not just on computers and laptops.
At Lostock Hall CPS we educate our children on online safety from an early age and this continues throughout school. We have a dedicated e-safety policy and e-safety is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum where required. Our school Moodle also contains online safety advice and activities for our children.
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online: