Online safety is a whole school issue and the staff in Bangor Central ensure that in school the children stay safe and secure whilst online. When the children are online on a desktop, their digital footprint is monitored by C2k with the help of Securus
Securus is an eSafety tool available to schools via the C2k network to safeguard children in their use of desktops . This means that while the children are online in school, their actions are monitored and their search content is filtered. This protects all users from inappropriate content that appears online.
When using the school iPads, all apps are connected to the teaching and learning that is taking place in the classroom and the children follow the code of conduct set out by each teacher for the correct use of the device.
Every year we take part in Internet Safety Day, which encourages all children to discuss their use of the internet including online games and apps. The staff talk in depth about the 'digital footprint' and encourage children to be more responsible online.
To learn about eSafety at our school, please take a look at our eSafety policy.
This year the theme is ‘Want to talk about it’ which works very well with the Children’s’ Mental Health Week theme of ‘Let’s Connect.’
Every year group is exploring safety online and talking about how to stay safe online. We are talking about what this means and how it can affect us. PSNI are delivering a Safer Internet talk to all classes in a special assembly.
Year 7 pupils enjoyed taking an online quiz to test their knowledge of internet safety. This was very interesting and let us talk about it in detail.
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How safe are you online? Test your safety knowledge by taking this online quiz? It will let you know if you are a responsible online user or maybe there are some things you need to know to be more responsible!
Digital technology is advancing at an alarming rate and it is the responsibility of the grown up to ensure that the young people in our care are staying safe online. It is important that children are not exposed to online material or games that are inappropriate.
Safer Internet Day 2021 is on the 9th February and will be celebrated with the theme ' An internet we trust- exploring reliability in the online world.' We want to give the young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.
We would like to focus on the theme of reliability online, opening up conversation with young people about how they explore information, looking at the strategies they can implement to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.