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Online Safety

Online Safety

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Why Online Safety Matters . . .

Children access the internet in more ways than ever before. Therefore, it is important to give children the opportunity to learn about online safety from an early age. At Wyre Forest School, we want our learners to go on to live happy, safe and successful lives in their wider communities. We want them to leave our school as rounded young adults, ready to meet the next phase in their lives, whatever that may be. We also recognise that many of our pupils are vulnerable and will need support in engaging in and developing an understanding of learning experiences within the wider world.

Pupils will be taught about online safety as part of the curriculum both through the WFS Progression Steps and National Curriculum Computing. Staff will plan timetabled learning and respond at any point of need, as questions or as any issues arise. Pupils will be taught at in an age-appropriate way at their individual levels of understanding.

Useful Tips

•   Disable “in app” purchases on app stores or in games.

•   Only download games and apps that are age appropriate and you have checked first.

•   Use guided access for apple devices or screen time android devices. 

•   Set screen time to limit the amount of time spent online.

•   No phones or devices that use the internet an hour before bed.

•   Set time limits and parental controls on your Wi-Fi.

•   Enable children to feel safe to talk and report about online dangers.

•   Read about any social media that children use such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.

Click the link below to view our online safety Policy

Online Safety Policy


Useful Websites

If you would like any further support or resources, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.


Online safety issues - Advice to support children | Internet Matters

Parents and carers | CEOP Education