At Kirkburton Middle School we take Children’s safety very seriously. For Online Safety, we try to keep pupils and staff up to date with Privacy Settings. Pupils are introduced to this topic from day one, when they receive their individual Network Password and are made aware of the school’s acceptable use of ICT and Internet Use policy. In their planner, the pupils and their parents/carers are asked to read, sign and agree to these policies.
Throughout their time at Kirkburton Middle School, Online Safety and Cyberbullying is mentioned as part of the curriculum and assembly topics. The school enjoys taking part in Safer Internet Day each February. A number of staff members are Trainers or Ambassadors of CEOP and use their knowledge to talk to the pupils and have invited parents from KMS and our pyramid First Schools to attend an Online Safety Evening.
If you would like further information or advice you may prefer to speak to Mrs Senior or a member of the Safeguarding Team.
Online Safety Documents
|National Online Safety||
National Online Safety's mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They equip school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media, National Online Safety produce and distribute paractical, easy to follow guides which focus on popular apps, games and websites.
|Think U Know||
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
|Childnet||Childnet works directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.|
|Internet Matters||Internet Matters partners with BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin, Google, and BBC to name a few and the help of leading child online safety experts, to offer parents the best advice and information available on tackling online safety issues.|
|Parent Info||Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.|
|Internet Watch Foundation||The Internet Watch Foundation works to minimise the availability of online sexual abuse content across the world.|