Online Safety

Our online safety policy is up to date, and in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We have robust filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place to ensure our children are protected in school as much as possible.

We teach Windmill pupils how to stay safe online and how to use technology responsibly.

We try to work in line with the comprehensive government guide to 'Education for a Connected World'.

We can’t do the job alone though.  We need parents/carers to have regular conversations with their children too.  It’s important to know what your child is doing online, but also to understand how they make sure they keep themselves safe online.

We give parents weekly online safety tips and guidance in our Windmill Weekly newsletter.

This link from the NSPCC offers advice on how to begin conversations with your child and what to do if you're worried about online safety:

Discussing online safety with your child

O2 also give a really comprehensive advice page for parents wanting to help their children stay safe online:

Keeping kids safe online

The following link to a ParentZone page, provided by the organisation CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) gives advice on age guidance and restrictions for apps and online games:

Age guidelines and restrictions

Keep yourself up to date with the constantly changing world of social media: TikTok, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and more. Take a look at the following link from the NSPCC; an informative place to find out the pros and cons of each of these social platforms for various age groups.

Understanding social media

Parents' Guide to TikTok

Visit the ThinkUKnow website below with your children which provide animated information about the benefits and risks of using the Internet.

ThinkUKnow age 5-7

ThinkUKnow age 8-10

Other useful websites: