Internet safety is important at Westgarth. The Internet is a fantastic resource and can help children to learn, but it is important to use it properly and safely.
At Westgarth we work continuously with the children to raise awareness of e-safety. Through our curriculum, assemblies and class projects, we strive to make sure that our pupils are responsible digital citizens. Children are taught how to use the internet safely, but to also realise that they will encounter situations which may call upon them to use their knowledge and respond correctly.
If you have any questions or concerns about e-safety then please contact our e-safety officer in school, Mr Calton.
There is a wealth of online resources aimed at educating children on how to use the internet safely and effectively. Below are some of the websites and resources that we would recommend. Please click on the images to access the resource.
|The CEOP YouTube channel has lots of videos for parents and children|
|National Online Safety (NOS) has advice on lots of popular apps and guides for staying safe online.|
|BBC Own It has advice on what to do when faced with tricky situations online, how to deal beat cyberbullies and what to do if something online is making you feel anxious.|
|Childnet International is full of E-Safety advice and has links to lots of other resources|
|The NSPCC has lots of advice for parents on how to start a conversation with children about E-Safety.|
|Childline has lots of resources to support children in dealing with difficult online situations.|
|Welcome to your ultimate internet survival guide. Here are the tips and tricks you’ll need to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.|
|Follow the adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART crew.|
|Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use the internet safely.|
|Be totally cool and show your friends how much you know about Internet safety by watching the video clips on here.|