Children at Biddick Primary and Nursery School regularly access the Internet as part of their learning. Using technology safely
is an integral part of their education. In each year group regular e-safety lessons are timetabled to remind children of the
importance of staying safe online. In addition, each year Biddick Primary takes part in Safer Internet Day.
Each laptop in school has a 'Hector the Dolphin' safety button permanently 'swimming' on the screen. Children are taught to click on Hector if they ever come across something online that they don't like or aren't sure about. Hector appears in a number of online cartoons which teach children to use the internet safely. To view these cartoons, or install the Hector safety button at home, click on Hector.
The SMART Rules
Children in the Foundation Stage and Year 1 learn how to use technology safely with help from Smartie the Penguin. Click on Smartie to find out more.
Pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 2 to 6) are taught the SMART rules to keeping safe online. Download a SMART Rules poster for home by clicking here...
If you have any queries or concerns regarding e-safety, in or out of school, don't hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Johnston or Mrs Fowler via our 'Contact Us' page.
If someone has acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know, report it using the link below.
Explore e-safety sites
There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for parents and children (see below). They are great fun to
explore, so why not browse through them together?
Facebook / Bebo / Myspace
Most of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils should NOT be using them.
They do not offer the same levels of protection as child-friendly sites, such as Superclubs or Swiggles, and may allow your child to
communicate with anyone.
Keep your computer in a shared area
Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer
in an area at home where the whole family can share in the wonderful websites available.
Monitor mobile devices
Remember your child can access the internet through any phone, tablet or web enabled device you have,
so make sure parental controls are installed and that you monitor their use in the same way you would a computer.