Online Safety 

Our aims

Through our policy for online safety, we aim to achieve the following:

  • To protect and educate pupils and staff in their use of technology;
  • To ensure that the school provides a broad and balanced online safety curriculum;
  • To ensure that the school has the appropriate mechanisms to monitor incidents and ensure they are recorded and dealt with accordingly;
  • To ensure pupils are fully aware of cyber-bullying and can actively try to prevent it from occurring;
  • To engage and inform parents and the wider school community in order to ensure that children are safe online when at home.

To view our online safety policy in full, please click the following link:

Redhill Online Safety Policy

Online Safety Coordinator

Whilst all staff at Redhill take responsibility for online safety, our named online safety coordinator is Mrs Coughlan. She takes responsibility for ensuring that all members of our school community are kept up-to-date and informed when it comes to online safety. Look out for her weekly piece in the Mail on Friday to find tips on how to keep your child safe online.

Online Safety Committee

This year, Mrs Coughlan has a dedicated group of seven children from Years 4 and 5 who meet regularly to discuss how we can improve our online safety provision here at Redhill. Our first task for this year was to devise some questionnaires for children, staff and parents in order to develop some priorities for the year ahead. It was great to learn that our teachers are really confident with the online safety rules we have in place at Redhill. We looked at the children’s questionnaire results from across school and decided on key areas that the online safety committee can educate children about through assemblies. We are also working on age-appropriate Redhill Online Safety Rules posters for each classroom. All of the children in school are aware of the pupils that make up our online safety committee and are encouraged to seek them out if they need any advice about staying safe online.

To find out more about online safety in the home, please follow the links here;

General Advice

Set up Safe Checklist

Gaming Guides

Playstation 5

Xbox Series X and S

Among Us

League of Legends

Fortnite

Gaming Advice for EYFS

Gaming Advice for KS1 and KS2

Social Media Guides

Instagram

TikTok

WhatsApp

Remote Education Guides

Remote education for parents

Remote education for children

Microsoft Teams

During the summer term, West Mercia Police ran three training sessions for parents in order to increase awareness of the risks associated with being online.

Please find a copy of the slides here.