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Bushmead Primary School

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Safer Internet Agreements

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 11th February and we have been thinking about ways to keep the children at Bushmead Primary School safe when using digital devices, both online and offline.

As part of this, we are updating our Acceptable Use Agreements. The children will be bringing home a pack today containing some documents that we would like you to take time to read and sign.

The children’s agreements

These will be Key Stage appropriate. Please read the agreement with your child and discuss the expectations of using devices at school. Once you feel confident that your child understands the agreement, please sign and return to your child’s class teacher by Tuesday 11th February.

The Parent/ Carer agreements

This Parent/Carer Acceptable Use Agreement is intended to help share the importance that the school places on keeping children safe with particular regard to online safety. It additionally intends to encourage parents/carers to be actively involved in their child’s online safety education, including encouraging transparent behaviour, critical thinking and reporting. There is no need to return this agreement to school but keep it safe at home to refer to if you need to.

We have also uploaded some ‘Online Safety Tips’ to the school website. To support this, there is a template to create ‘Our Home Online Safety Rules’. These can be used to make clear rules for going online at home. You could outline the games your child is allowed to use or the amount of time your child is allowed to spend online. Your rules may include the behaviour that you expect from your child when online or even who they should and shouldn’t be speaking to online.  

To find these, visit the school website and click on the parents tab, then online safety.

If you have any questions or would like any support, please do not hesitate to talk to your child’s class teacher or the family workers.

Kind regards, 

Mrs Richardson (Computing Lead) & Mr Read (Deputy Headteacher)