St Laurence-in-Thanet CE Junior Academy

Ms S Graham
Chair of Governors:
Mr R Gregory

01843 592257

Online Safety

Staying Safe

Online Safety Guides

At St Laurence we are committed to providing a safe, secure and responsible approach to using technology. You can see in the list below the measures we use to achieve this.

  • The school has a robust policy in place which all staff are aware of. All children are made aware of a set of procedures to follow if they encounter an e-safety incident. Please view our Online safety policy below.
  • There is a managed filtering system in school to protect staff and children from any inappropriate web sites and electronic communication.
  • Children are supervised at all times when using ICT in school.
  • Online-safety is taught throughout the curriculum when appropriate.

CEOP Education Team

The ThinkYouKnow website has released some new documents to inform you about online safety. Please see the links below.

1. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know

Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.

2. Sharing pictures of your child online

Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social. 

3. Keeping your under 5s safe online

Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.

4. Live streaming: responding to the risks

Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.

5. Using parental controls

Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.