Online safety in schools is of paramount importance. As the online world evolves, so do both the online harms and risks facing our children and the relevant legislation, both statutory and non-statutory, which directs and guides how schools should meet their online safety requirements.
School staff and governors play a vital role in setting an example for the whole school and are central to implementing policy and process. It is imperative that a whole school community approach to online safety is adopted and that all stakeholders are aware of their responsibilities
and duties in relation to keeping children safe online. This will support a robust online safety ethos and ensure that schools are providing the best online safety provision they possibly can.
The following pages share information and guidance surrounding online safety, as well as the school’s policies and procedures.
- St Peter at Gowts CE Primary School asserts that online safety is an essential element of safeguarding and duly acknowledges its statutory obligation to ensure that all learners and staff are protected from potential online harm.
- St Peter at Gowts CE Primary School believes that the internet and associated devices are an integral part of everyday life.
- St Peter at Gowts CE Primary School affirms that all learners should be empowered to build resilience and to develop strategies to recognise and respond to online risks.