Online Safety

The Vision At Merrydale Junior School

To create e-confident learners who:

  • Are able to find, access and process information.
  • Have the skills to choose and use technology efficiently and adapt their skills to meet the challenge of new technologies.
  • Can use a range of technologies to communicate effectively and appropriately.

Children at Merrydale Junior School use the Internet on a regular basis as an integral part of their learning. In school, we have regular Online Safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

In our changing world, children are ever more exposed to a variety of different media and information. Increasing provision of the Internet both in and out of school brings with it the need to ensure our learners are safe!

If you have an Online Safety concern, please contact the school via this email – office@dsatmerrydale.orgusing the subject ‘Online Safety Concern’ Alternatively, use the CEOP reporting tool to raise your concern –

Cyberbullying & online safety

Important aspects of e-Safety and Cyberbullying are as follows:

  • Understanding what is bullying and who gets bullied.
  • Knowing it is okay to say “No”.
  • Understanding where to get help and how to report bullying if you come across it.
  • Knowing how to stay safe on-line.

Tips and Useful Links

Make sure your child understands they should keep new online friends strictly online. If someone asks to meet them in the real world they must tell you about it. If someone they don’t know asks to be their online friend they must ask you first.

Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behavior towards your child.

Online Safety Policy

The following links provide some great information:

Stop Cyber Bullying
National Parents and Teachers Association
Think U Know
BBC - Stay Safe
Kid Smart
Hectors World (5-7 Year Olds)
CyberCafe (8-10 Year Olds)