Information from Staffordshire Police
National Online Safety School
We have now successfully achieved certified school status.
Showing our commitment to online safety and developing a culture of positive online behaviours.
National Online Safety for Parents/Carers
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that school, parents and carers work together to take an active role in ensuring they are aware of the online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.
We are delighted to announce that Gorsemoor Primary School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and we have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all our parents and carers. All the information you need to access this can be found in the links above.
By signing up to our National Online Safety Parents Hub, you will be able to access the following:
- specialised training for parents/carers
- tailored guides to support you and your children with the use of different apps/software/social media and the risks behind them
Here at Gorsemoor we teach the children about Online Safety using the Education for a Connected World framework.(In line with the October 2020 update.) We ensure the children gain the relevant knowledge and skills to stay safe in a digital world through an embedded approach. This enables staff and children to thrive in a culture of safety throughout their school journey and beyond.
"The Education for a Connected World framework describes the Digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives. It highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it. The document supports one of the key aims of the government’s Internet Safety Strategy of supporting children to stay safe and make a positive contribution online, as well enabling teachers to develop effective strategies for understanding and handling online risks." DFE February 2018
We utilise a range of resources such as the National Online Safety Hub and the ProjectEVOLVE toolkit to enable us to create a culture of how to be the best version of ourselves online. By drawing on a range of tools and embedding online safety discussions throughout the curriculum we enable our children to become safe, critical thinkers who are well equipped for the fast paced developments and risks within a digital world.
Please click the link below for our schools Online Safety policy
Children's guide to staying safe online
For more information on children's guides to Online Safety please take a look at our Online Safety tab under Children on our website.
Below are some initial tasks that you could complete from the ThinkuKnow website.
Click below to download a copy of the Education for a Connected World Framework.
Online Safety Information for Parents
The links below are designed to help to support parents/carers to keep their children safe when using the internet.