A SECONDARY school has completed an online safety training programme.

The Henry Box School in Witney has received certified school accreditation from National Online Safety.

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Rebecca Goddard, deputy headteacher, said: “Online safety in schools is of paramount importance.

“As the online world evolves, so do both the online risks facing our children.

“This is a real step forward for our school in this area and we have achieved this recognition as a result of our students, parents and staff all working together.”

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James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at The Henry Box 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 how best to react to any problems.”