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 we know it does come with some risks.
e-Safety 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. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. e-Safety is not just 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 e-Safety 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 being given 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.
Internet Legends Trophy Competition - March 26th 2021
Dear parents of children in Years 3 -6.
Over the last couple of days the children have been told about an exciting eSafety competition we are running. We use the ‘Interland’ games in Juniors as part of our eSafety familiarisation, and have managed to get hold of some lovely ‘build-your-own’ trophies of one of the main characters, “Legend.” A photo of a completed trophy is attached.
The children really enjoy playing these high-quality games that contain important eSafety messages, and are very excited having seen the trophies! There are 4 sub-games to choose from (each of which is based around a different aspect of eSafety - privacy, kindness, security, etc) and at the end of each segment the child is given a PDF certificate showing completion. If a child can show us proof of all 4 certificates then they will win one of these wonderful trophies. If there is no printer available at home, then we will also accept photos of the certificates on screen, or receipt of the PDFs that are created.
Here's a link to Interland https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland , or perform a web search for “Interland esafety”. The ‘Internet Legends’ programme is created by Google and the UK-based ParentZone eSafety website.
Sadly we do not have sufficient trophies to cover all children (100 trophies among the ~240 children in these year groups) so this competition is on a first come first served basis, based on when we receive the child’s submission. Children have been asked to submit photos (or the PDFs) of their certificates back into their class Teams channels, or they can bring in the paper certificates, or you can email direct to the office.
We realise that not all children will want to play the games or may not have access. If your child would prefer to create a piece of work to show they have been thinking about eSafety and staying safe online then we would be happy to receive these; presentations, , digital or paper art, posters, important eSafety points written down on paper or a Word document, etc.
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.