Online Safety

At Chiddingstone Nursery we ensure online safety is embedded throughout our nursery curriculum.

Children are using and engaging with technology at a younger age than ever before, therefore it is our responsibility to enable children to develop an age-appropriate understanding of online safety risks, and safe behaviours, so they understand the importance of keeping themselves safe both on, and offline, alongside helping to build digital resilience.

Children have the opportunity to use and explore a range of IT devices, and the internet in a safe environment. These technologies are also used as an educational tool, to enhance the children’s learning through the wealth of knowledge the internet provides.

Below is a selection of website with guidance and tips for parents/carers to help keep their children safe online. in collaboration with the National Crime Agency’s CEOP to help protect children and young people online.

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC – offers advice to parents including online games and setting up parental controls. – Information, advice and support to keep children safe online. – Report illegal online content to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). They identify and safeguard children, alongside getting illegal images and videos removed from the internet. – For reporting online materials which promotes terrorism or extremism.

Digital Parenting | Vodafone – Digital Parenting Magazine has different articles to “help your family lead a happy and safe digital life”.

Social Media Checklists | SWGfL – Provide downloadable social media booklets to guide you through various social media sites.