At Widnes Academy we value the learning experiences that our children can gain from the online world. In school all children are taught each year about e-safety and how they can stay safe online.
We use DB Primary as a safe network where the children are able to begin to learn about social media, forums and blogs, within this safe area we encourage the children to blow the whistle when they feel unsafe. In addition to this we have our two e-safety officers who will keep the children updated about ongoing online issues and run competitions to encourage the children to stay safe online.
We understand that keeping your children safe online outside of school can be difficult, we encourage parents and carers to familiarise themselves with the age limits on apps their children are using. In addition to this when children are looking to use a new app we would advise parents to research the app on https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ this will give you the pros and cons of the apps the children are looking to use.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Services (CEOPS) contains lots of information for Students, Parents & Teachers please visit their website below for advice on staying safe online
We have also obtained copies of Digital Parenting magazine which will provide advice for parents. A copy can be downloaded by clicking the link below or alternatively a hard copy can be obtained from the school office.
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Service has launched a new service for young people, parents and carers to receive confidential information, advice and support via a new text service. Please click the link below for further information or visit the school Facebook page.