What is e-Safety?
In a nutshell, e-Safety is our ability as a school to provide protection and education to our pupils and staff in their use of technology and to have the mechanisms in place to intervene and support any incident where appropriate.
What is meant by the term ‘technology’?
Technology is a broad term and encompasses many devices including Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones and the Internet.
How does the School promote e-Safety?
We aim to provide pupils with a safe learning environment by using appropriate monitoring and filtering to control access to relevant resources while on school premises.
How does the School teach pupils about e-Safety?
We are proactive in educating our pupils in the different aspects of e-Safety with topics covering:
- Using Social Networking safely.
- Online behaviour, Cyber-bullying, respecting others, sexting.
- Digital footprints, sharing personal information and online reputation.
- Data protection, keeping yourself safe, viruses and hacking.
- What to do when something goes wrong (e.g. uploading information or images by mistake, cyber-bullying), who to contact in school, parents, friends and other support organisations.
This film, produced by Childnet for the DCSF highlights the different ways that Cyberbullying can happen and the consequences for the target.
Is there additional support available?
Pupils: Pupils can ask any member of staff for help or advice if they are concerned about any aspect of e-Safety.
Parents/ Carers: Please contact the school if you have any concerns regarding e-safety or your child’s use of ICT in school.
Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so, call 999.
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong.
The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things.
Here you will find films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.