Online Safety

Our pupils are growing up in a world of ever-changing technology. At Perranporth School we work with staff, pupils and parents / carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential risks.

Online safety is taught in specific weekly lessons using Natterhub. Natterhub is an award-winning, interactive online safety and media literacy platform.

We use Natterhub lessons to prepare children for the online world by teaching the key skills that underpin positive digital citizenship. When pupils are taught to be safe, savvy and kind online, they are less vulnerable and more aware of their digital footprint.

Natterhub badges represent the topics we will cover in our online safety lessons. Pupils are rewarded badge power for demonstrating knowledge and skills attached to a particular badge.

Click here to find out more about Natterhub.

Please see below to see what each year group learns in their online safety through Natterhub.

In addition to our Online Safety learning through Natterhub we also teach elements of Online Safety within our PSHE curriculum.

To find out more about Online Safety at Perranporth School see the policy below. For further information/enquiries contact Mr Johnson- Online safety lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead-

We ask all pupils and parents/carers to agree/adhere to an acceptable use policy (AUP) which defines the acceptable use of technology at our school.

Support for families

We understand that much of our pupil’s use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters.

Below are a list of useful websites, that you may find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child.

Useful resources and links

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, it aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. 

Internet Matters
A comprehensive web resource with a wide array of tips and advice on how to navigate the online world with your child. Some of their guidance we attach below but you can find even more by visiting the link. 

National Online Safety
National Online Safety’s mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They aim to do this by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. The link above provides up to date information about a wide variety of social media apps and platforms your child might be using.

The NSPCC are the first to admit that the internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where the NSPCC come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.

Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Packed with resources it is a great resource for parents.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is part of the National Crime Agency and their website can be used to report if you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating online.