E-Safety is about using information and communication technologies in a safe and responsible way. The internet is a wonderful resource where children can discover, learn, communicate and have fun and it is readily available at their fingertips but of course it does come with some risks. The internet is not regulated and no one owns it. Anyone can upload and download content. It is our job as parents and teachers to equip our children with the skills required to stay safe on-line. In school we dedicate ICT and PSHE lessons to promoting this message and play games to practice these skills.
At the bottom of the page you will find our Acceptable Use Policies for the children, we revisit these charters regularly to remind the children of their responsibilities to stay safe online
Each year in February we take part in the Safer Internet Day run by Insafe, where we allocate a week to following their yearly theme and use our assemblies to further promote the message.
We have recently reviewed our E-safety policy (which can be found here). As part of this process we have signed up to the 360degree safe online tool to enable us to manage and measure our progress. Our commitment to e-safety has been recognised with the certificate below.
The Thinkuknow website offers great practical advice on how you can promote the e-safety message at home and ensure your children are safe while surfing!
Other useful websites include