- Concerns safeguarding people in the digital world.
- Emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- Is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
- Is concerned with supporting people to develop safer online behaviour.
As a school, we have a responsibility to ensure that all pupils and staff are aware of e-safety issues and practice safe procedures at all times. We also recognise the importance of sharing e-safety information with parents/ carers.
In order to fulfil our responsibilities, our internet access in school is filtered using a highly advanced filtration system and all internet activity is monitored closely by the e-safety co-ordinator.
However, we acknowledge that in addition to keeping children safe on the internet in school, we must also give children the fundamental skills to keep themselves safe online. In light of this, each year group dedicates their first term of computing to e-safety- covering content which is tailored to the needs of each year group.
In addition to this, we conduct an annual e-safety questionnaire which we use to ascertain children's current understanding of e-safety and to highlight areas which our e-safety teaching needs to focus on to ensure that the children have a programme of work which is tailored to their individual needs.
Educating children is important but equally ensuring parents have a full understanding of potential e-safety issues is something that we also regard as an essential part of our duty. We therefore run annual e-safety workshops for parents and are always willing to give guidance and support on e-safety issues to any parent that asks.
Information regarding e-safety for both children and parents can be found on the websites below.