We take the safety of our pupils very seriously and, in a climate of tablets, multi-media phones, social media and easy access to the internet, we feel it is important to teach them how to be safe online.
The children are given the following guidelines in order to ensure that they are kind to others and safe whilst using our school technology.
-Only use the school equipment if you have been given permission.
-Tell a grown up if anything unusual, upsetting or worrying happens when
you are using the Internet.
-Never give anyone on the Internet your address, phone number or name
and you should never arrange to meet someone from the Internet.
-Only use your own username and password.
-Only use or change your own files.
-Only send messages, or add comments, that are kind, polite and helpful.
-Understand that grown-ups in school can look at any files and the
messages sent on the Internet in order to monitor what is happening in
school and keep everyone safe.
-Do not bring any software, discs, phones or MP3 players into school unless
you have asked a teacher.
-Understand that computers and equipment can be withdrawn if they are
not being used appropriately.
At the end of each half-term we have an E-safety focus within the classrooms where we cover one of the guidelines with the children. The timings of these focus weeks are specifically aimed at increasing awareness for both children and parents prior to them being on holiday where they have potentially more time to be using Information technology.
Click on the below links to take a look at some of the areas we have focussed on over the last year.
For advice and information about how to keep your child safe online, please click the following links:
EE - Advice for Parents (Recommended)
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
- Safer Internet Day 2016 - Conversation Starters
- Safer Internet Day 2016 - Supporting Young People Online Leaflet
- Safer Internet Day 2016 - Factsheet for Parents
saferinternet.org.uk recommend the following four steps for parents:
- Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
- Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings
- Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
- Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents' Guide to Technology