In this technological age where computers are an integral aspect of our modern lives our main aim is to ensure that children are safe users of technology. At Village Primary we want to raise safe and healthy children who are mindful, active producers of technology not mindless consumers. Children need to know how to navigate the online world safely, maturely and sensitively; ensuring they use their critical, ‘computational thinking’ skills when presented with a range of views and information that will enable them to participate effectively and safely in a digital world.
There are a range of online resources where you can find out more about keeping children safe (click on each one to go to the website).
Safer Internet – Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
NSPCC Online Safety – It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.
Think U Know – internet safety advice with links to CEOP (the Child Exploration and Online Protection Centre).
National Online Safety – a range of guides to support you in a range of APPs, gadgets and devices.
Childnet – On this website you will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.
Article 17 (access to information
from the media)
Every child has the right to reliable
information from a variety of sources,
and governments should encourage the
media to provide information that children
can understand. Governments must help
protect children from materials that could
We also have a range of guides from the National Online Safety site to support you in keeping our children safe.