Theddlethorpe Academy receives National Online Safety award

Youngsters searching the web at a Theddlethorpe school can do so with

Pupils  Sienna McNamara, Freya Hewitt, Connor McKenna, and Rhys Lambert with Principal Mrs Cook and the award.
Pupils Sienna McNamara, Freya Hewitt, Connor McKenna, and Rhys Lambert with Principal Mrs Cook and the award.

Parents and staff have completed a comprehensive online safety training programme at Theddlethorpe Academy, demonstrating its commitment to keeping children safe online, and received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its approach to protecting children.

Principal Susan Cook said: “We are very pleased to have achieved the accreditation.

“Parents, carers, staff, and governors have been working towards the National Internet Safety’s school accreditation programme, which has given them access to online safety resources, webinars, and courses.

“We know educating children on how to stay safe when using the internet is an essential component of their overall development and is incorporated in the curriculum they follow in school.

“Along our journey we have worked alongside our parents and children to develop their own understanding of online safety problems so that they may learn how to use the internet and all other forms of digital media in a way that is safe and secure for them.”

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 Theddlethorpe Academy 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.”