What is E-Safety
E-Safety highlights the importance of educating our children about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using a wide range of technology both in and out of school.
E-Safety is about safeguarding children and young people in the digital world. It is making sure that children know how to use exciting new technology in a positive way.
Protection at School
At school your child is protected in many ways:-
• Children are taught about appropriate content during Computing Lessons, half termly assemblies and half termly e-safety lessons.
• Virus Protection
• Worry box feature on our school website and in class enables children to share concerns anomalously if they wish.Our school is committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the internet and as such we feel it is our responsibility to raise this particular issue as a concern.
Websites such as Facebook offer amazing communication and social connections, however, they are created with their audience in mind and in this case it is for teenagers and adults.
Facebook and other social media applications and communication devices, e.g. X-box Live, DS, Instagram and imessage are not used in school, and our internet access is filtered to ensure that such sites are blocked. However, we are of course unable to police what children post or view outside of school hours. Parent/Carers are responsible for ensuring their children use these applications/sites safely and responsibly out of school, and for dealing with any issues or consequences that occur.
We strongly advise that you supervise your child when using such media to ensure their safety and well-being and also that of others.
As part of our curriculum we do cover Internet Safety and children have been informed, both in lessons and assemblies, of the dangers of using social media.
We recently held an Internet Safety Parent Workshop in school – please see the slides below.