As a school, we work very hard to educate all of our children about internet safety and about potential dangers online. Our children understand what cyber bullying is and we would hope that they are all know what to do if they ever felt threatened or upset by anything they saw online and/or received on their devices. This is an ongoing priority for us and is something which we take very seriously as a school, however we need your help too. Please can we ask all parents to talk to their children about safety online? Also, if your child uses a device, please monitor them to ensure that they are accessing only age appropriate sites.
We have recently updated our E-Safety Policy, which I would ask you all to read as this has some useful resources and makes clear our policy on the use of photographs and videos in school. Please see the E-Safety section of our school website (located in the “School Life” tab) to view the policy and to access links to recommended websites/videos with e-safety advice for children and parents.
In addition, please can I politely request that all parents are mindful of what they post on social media sites, especially if this relates to children or families in our school community? Clearly, such discussions have the potential to cause great upset to individuals. As you know, the power of the internet means that posts can become widespread very quickly, which may have a reputational effect for our school. I am politely requesting that all Coleham parents and carers are thoughtful and considerate of the feelings of staff, pupils and parents within our school community and exercise caution when expressing thoughts and opinions online.
Additionally, if any parent has a concern about anything related to school, we would really appreciate it if you came to talk to us (either myself, the phase leader or the class teacher) directly, rather than posting concerns on social media sites.
If you have any concerns regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.