Mersey Park Primary School awarded Online Safety Mark for online safeguarding

Mersey Park Primary School in Tranmere has been awarded the nationally recognised Online Safety Mark.

The prestigious Online Safety Mark is only awarded to those schools that have demonstrated best practice in safeguarding their children online, by achieving the national benchmark levels in 360 Degree Safe.

The Internet Safety Charity SWGfL gave the school the Online Safety Mark. SWGfL is a not-for-profit charity ensuring everyone can benefit from technology free from harm.

Forming one-third of the UK Safer Internet Centre, their experts advise schools, public bodies and industry on appropriate actions to take regarding safeguarding and advancing positive online safety policies.

To receive this Online Safety Mark is a tremendous achievement by Mersey Park school.

Mick Whitley, the MP for Birkenhead, said, “I would like to congratulate Mersey Park Primary School on their achievement in receiving the nationally recognised Online Safety Mark. The Online Safety Mark, awarded by the charity SWGfL, recognises only those schools which have demonstrated the very best practice in protecting children online.

“The school is one of only 400 across the UK to have received this coveted recognition and I am thrilled that they have been rewarded for their work.

“I hope Mersey Park Primary School can act as an example for other schools in my constituency looking to improve their online safety provision.”

Schools that can show good practice in their e-safety policy and procedures can apply for the Online Safety Mark. This 360 Degree Safe is used by 15,000 schools across the UK and since its release in 2009 only 400 schools have received the award.

The award is externally awarded by SWGfL assessors who evidence the performance of their broader online safety policy, measures and education not just for children but also for staff as well as parents, to ensure that these users of digital technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile devices.


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