Children at North Town Primary School and Nursery are growing up in a digital world. As they grow older, it is
crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and
other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.
It is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online
dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. At North Town we have a strong commitment to protecting
children online and work effectively to teach a comprehensive, engaging curriculum to help educate our children
about the online world and how to stay safe in it.
We also want our children to develop as leaders, which is why we are combining these priorities and creating
exciting new roles of Online Safety Leaders for our children. Our Online Safety Leaders will help to raise the
profile of online safety around our school, as well as help to develop rules and policies, share online safety
resources with their peers, classes and families and promote the safe use of technology.
We will be speaking to the children about this more at school over the next few weeks and inviting them to apply if
they would like to. Please speak to your child about this opportunity and if they would like further information about
what the role will entail, please encourage them to speak to Mr Kerton.
On Tuesday 11th February, we will be taking part in Safer Internet Day, with this year’s theme focusing on
working “Together for a better internet.” If you would like to find out more about Safer Internet Day 2020, you can
do so by visiting https://www.saferinternetday.org/ and by checking our Twitter pages on the day to see the work
our children have been doing.