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Online Safety

Online safety at The King's School 

Here at The King's School, we take Online Safety very seriously and we want to prepare our pupils as best as possible for modern day life online. 

Our internet access at The King's School is strictly controlled via the London Grid for Learning (LGFL) who provide broadband access and other computing services to a large community of schools and local authorities.  Controls over our internet access are set at LGFL wide level, then further filtered at Borough level and finally filtered at school level to provide the safest possible internet access for children at The King's School. We then use Senso, which is software that monitors the children's activity on our school chromebooks. 

Education for a Connected World is a framework provided by the UK Government which covers what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, how to get support, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it safely.

This year, we have started to teach the objectives laid out in this framework in classes using the Project Evolve platform, which provides lessons and resources covering all 8 of the strands in the Education for a Connected World framework at an age-appropriate level. Please find more information about these strands in the attached document below. We look forward to sharing more about our Online Safety learning in school with you in the coming months.

Online safety at home 

We want your children to be safe online, whether that is in school, at home or elsewhere.  They could be playing games, browsing the internet or using apps on a tablet or smartphone, but we believe that it is our duty to support you in helping your child make the correct choices.  On a regular basis, we guide the children through Collective Worships, PSHE and computing lessons on the dangers of being online as well as the huge benefits.

The Online Safety Policy contains our Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) for all children, staff, governors, parents/carers and all third parties who access any of the school's IT systems. 

Outside of school, your child can only be protected by the controls that you put in place on their Internet, tablet/smartphone, TV, movie and live streaming access.  Setting parental controls or restrictions can be a bewildering task. To help you, we’ve suggested some resources on the tab to the right.