7 March 2022

John Perryn Primary School is now a National Online Safety Certified School.

John Perryn Primary School has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

Ms. Wareing, Computing and Online Safety Leader at John Perryn, said, "John Perryn staff, children and parents have all worked extremely hard to educate themselves in being safe online, and this certification encompasses all of the hard work we have put in to keep our children safe online. I'm extremely happy to announce that as of 2021/2022 John Perryn Primary School is an online certified Internet safe school with staff trained in many areas of computing safety, online relationships and remote learning. All staff have completed the relevant training regarding online safety and curriculum updates, including safeguarding children online. Children now have weekly computing lessons that embody a part of our 'SMART <3' initiative. As a school, we took part in Safer Internet Day and created new innovative ideas that we are building upon to help our children become more prepared for the future of the Internet and use of devices." 

The primary school – has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.

National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.

Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all senior leaders, teachers, all school staff and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

James Southworth, co-founder of National Online Safety, said, “Congratulations to everyone at John Perryn Primary School on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.”

“It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and react in the best way possible to any problems.”

Leah Wright, Headteacher at John Perryn Primary said: “I am so very proud of the staff at our school, who work extremely hard to ensure that our children are as safe and happy as possible at all times. Online safety is becoming one of the most important aspects of safeguarding, and we recognise the need to educate our young people as early as we can about the many dangers involved in the use of the Internet. We understand that technology, including ICT and computing, is an integral part of today’s society and will continue to play a much bigger role in our children’s lives as they grow up. Therefore, we see it as our duty to ensure that our children understand the risks as well as the many benefits. Our work with National Online Safety is helping us to ensure that we fulfil that duty.”

Any schools that would like to discuss their online safety provision or would like access to up to date online safety learning resources, are encouraged to contact National Online Safety on 0800 368 8061.