We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.
We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.
We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.
We will foster belief through believing in yourself, taking on challenges and digging deep within yourself to conquer fears.
At Parkroyal we place great importance on our role of safeguarding children from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. Whilst educating children on the positive and beneficial uses of technology, we also teach them about what to do if something concerns or upsets them online.
The breadth of issues classified within ‘online safety’ is considerable and ever evolving, but we continue to strive to find ways to educate and protect our children, whilst supporting you - as parents and carers - to do the same outside of school.
Click on the link above to download our current Online Safety / e-Safety Policy. The following Pupil User Agreements for Phase 1 (R & Y1), Phase 2 (Y2 & Y3) and Phase 3 (Y4, Y5 & Y6) are also contained as appendices within the policy. The Pupil User Agreements are displayed widely within school and form part of our regular teaching on online safety within the school environment. We would encourage parents to have similar conversations about good practice at home.
We have developed our own Six Safe Rules to reinforce the Online Safety message at home and at school. The posters below are shown widely around school, including in every classroom.
Technology and the internet has changed all of our lives, particularly the lives and futures of our children. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. There are a number of very informative websites with a wealth of information for parents and carers about how to keep your child safe online.
Parentzone have a produced a large set of Parent Guides to support parents in understanding how to stay safe across a wide range of games and streaming services. https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides, including
Here you will find guides for social media apps and platforms
This tool will help you set up parental controls all the main devices and websites your children use. Simply scroll through the categories and choose what you would like to protect.
Here's the advice you need and great ways to begin conversations to keep your child safe online. You might find it helpful to start with a family discussion to set boundaries and or you might need a more specific conversation about an app or website your child wants to use or something you're worried about.
This guide maps some of the most common apps available and highlights those that might create risky situations for children, such as unintentionally revealing personal information, stranger danger and generating large bills through in-app purchasing.
When buying devices for your child, it can be difficult to know what to look out for from an online safety perspective and what’s age appropriate, above is a link to internetmatters.org tech guide for parents.