E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and there are risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
To help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face, you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Take a look at the ‘What can i do now?’
The following Internet sites, which are fantastic resources, contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe. The information will help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet mainly in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and educational apps is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for our children’s growth to make the ready to learn.
But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers on the internet. We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe.