A SCHOOL has won recognition for its efforts to keep children safe online.

Wilsden Primary has received accreditation from National Online Safety for its implementation of safeguarding measures.

Several initiatives have been introduced by the school, part of the Focus Trust.

They include advanced training programmes, not only for teachers but for other staff members, governors and parents, with additional support for key personnel.

E-safety newsletters have been created, weekly sessions are held with children to promote responsible internet use, and the school works with police on best safeguarding practice.

Headteacher John Davison said online safety for youngsters was of “utmost importance”.

He added: “We now live in a digital age and with young children having access to mobile phones and tablets it is important that teachers and parents alike understand how best we can protect our children.

“It is our aim to ensure 100 per cent of our staff receive training on safe practice and what to do if something goes wrong, ensuring a child is supported.

“What is important is that we should be embracing this new technology and helping children use these platforms positively, supporting their learning and development, instead of fearing these platforms due to security risks. I hope this training will empower our staff to achieve this.”