eSafety 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 we know it does come with risks.
eSafety is an important part of keeping children safe at Emmer Green Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material, and any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. It is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online and is not only embedded in our Computing Curriculum lessons, but is reinforced with additional events and discussions held in PSHE sessions and class or group discussions.
It is our job as parents and teachers to equip our children with the skills required to stay safe online, so it is crucial that we work with parents to ensure the eSafety message is consistent. We want to be pro-active in protecting the children rather than reacting to issues after they occur. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online, however we recognise that it is sometimes difficult to stay abreast of the rapidly changing online world. Hopefully the information provided in these links can help you to stay informed and talk with your child about these subjects.
Most of the articles that have been collated from a number of reputable online safety sites and resources aimed at parents, and should help you understand those latest apps, social media platforms and games that your child may be asking about or wanting access to (or they may already be using them). This page will be regularly updated as new articles becomes available, so please come and visit regularly.
Keeping up with your kids online
Following pupil and parent surveys and discussions relating to staying safe online, here is a presentation by the Computing and eSafety team at Emmer Green detailing how to keep up with your kids online. We are hoping this presentation will give you some ideas and options that you could implement to help protect your child’s safety and wellbeing while they traverse the online world, but without resorting to draconian measures that prevent them accessing internet resources, apps and games.
Below you will find our Responsible Computer Use documents that we use at school for the children. We revisit these charters regularly to remind the children of their responsibilities to stay safe online.