Safeguarding

eSafety

ICT in the 21st Century has an all-encompassing role within the lives of children and adults.  New internet and online technologies are involved in all areas of our lives, including:

Information

  • General websites
  • News and current affairs

Communication

  • Smart mobile phones with internet access
  • e-mail
  • Web based voice and video calling (e.g. Skype)
  • Instant messaging and message sharing (e.g. Snapchat, Whats App)

Social Networking

  • Profile-based Social networking sites (e.g. Facebook)
  • Photo sharing (e.g. Instagram)
  • Blogs and micro-blogs (e.g. Twitter, Tumblr )

Media and TV

  • Video and music broadcasting sites (e.g. You Tube, Spotify )
  • Internet-connected Smart TV, DVD and Blue Ray players

Games

  • Game consoles and platforms connected to the Internet (eg X-Box)
  • Online games and ‘game watching’ channels (eg Twitch)

Shopping

  • Online shopping sites (e.g. Amazon, eBay)
  • Supermarket delivery (e.g. Tesco, Asda, Ocado)

E-Safety Policy

The school has a comprehensive e-Safety Policy that covers all aspects of e-Safety at school. Please contact the office if you would like a copy.

E-Safety for Pupils

We believe it is our responsibility to prepare pupils for their lives in the modern world, and ICT is an integral part of that world.  At our school we are committed to teaching pupils to use ICT and Online technology effectively and appropriately in all aspects of their education.

Use of the Internet by pupils

  • All pupils have access to ICT as part of the curriculum.
  • Pupils are always actively supervised by an adult when using the Internet, including during lunchtime and after school clubs and activities
  • computers with Internet access are carefully located so that screens can be seen

Teaching safe and responsible use of the Internet and ICT

  • The safe and responsible use of ICT is now a statutory part of the Computing curriculum introduced in September 2014
  • e-Safety is taught to all pupils  with age appropriate lessons, activities and resources.

School Website

We post key information regularly on the school website. We include photographs and work by the children. Keeping our children safe is very important to us so we ensure that all appropriate safeguarding measure are considered.

  • A child’s full name will not feature on our website
  • We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that children are not individually identifiable to outside parties.
  • We operate on an ‘opt out’ system. We will assume that you give permission for your child to appear on the website unless you inform us otherwise.
  • Please come in to the school office and speak to someone if you need more information

Keeping your children safe online

It’s almost certain that your children know a lot more about social media, computers and mobile phones than you do. This leaflet contains some simple things you can do to make sure they stay safe.

Keeping your children safe online

Useful Links

These websites will help you and your family to learn how to stay safe when using the internet, mobile phones etc

Information for Parents

Websites for children

Internet Service Provider links