E-Safety

Within our school we have well-developed strategies in place to keep children safe online and to support them to develop their own understanding of these risks and in learning how to keep themselves and others safe.  All staff oversee the safe use of the internet and social media, when children are in their care and take action immediately if they are concerned about bullying, including cyberbullying, exploitation and extremism, risky behaviour or children’s well-being.

The computing programme of study provides clear e-safety objectives.

Key Stage 1
Pupils are taught to:

  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught to:

  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
E-safety is embedded throughout the scheme of work we use, Switched on Computing, and it contains an e-safety road map at the start of each year group with support in every unit. 

Today (Tuesday 9th February) is Safer Internet Day 2016.

 

We have had a whole school assembly about staying safe online and how to make the internet a better, more positive place.

 

This will be followed up within our Computing lesson.  The children are regularly taught the importance and relevance of online safety. However the theme for Safer Internet Day 2016, and for all schools taking part across the country, is how to respond to negative content so that we can all ‘play our part for a better internet’.

 

The outcome of our assembly today, has reinforced to our children what to do if they see or read something they do not like.

 

They can:

 

Tell an adult

Report it

Block

Look for another site to use

Don’t join in or fight back

Use a positive comment