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E-Safety 

 

Opportunities for learning about e-Safety occur throughout the curriculum, but are taught explicitly in both our IPC and PSHE lessons and are reinforced whenever technology is used.

  • Clear rules for e-Safety are agreed by each class at the beginning of every year.  Parents and pupils sign an acceptable user policy together when a pupil first starts at the school.  The rules are then signed annually by pupils and shared with parents.
  • The school supports the international Safer Internet Day each February and provides opportunities for pupils to consider cyber-bullying as part of Anti-Bullying week in the autumn term.
  • Opportunities are taken whenever possible to reinforce messages of a healthy life style.
  • The school has an e-safety policy in place that details how the principles of e-safety will be promoted and monitored.

 

Helping your child stay safe online

 

The best way to help your child to be safe when using the internet and new technology is to talk to them and make sure they understand these simple rules.

Your child should never give out personal details to online ‘friends.’ Use nicknames when logging on and don’t share full name, email address, mobile number, school name and any photos, including photos of family or friends. Any pictures or video online can be changed or shared without permission.

·         Talk to your child about what they are doing online and who they are talking to. Get them to show you how to use     things you are not familiar with. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience, they are less likely to act inappropriately.

·         If your child receives a message that upsets them, remind them not to reply, they should save the message and show you or another trusted adult e.g. their teacher.

·         Do not open files sent from people you do not know. They could have a virus or even an inappropriate image or film.

·         An online ‘friend’ is anyone you have not met in real life.

·         Help your child to understand that some people lie online and that it’s better to keep online ‘friends’ online. They should never meet up with anyone they have met online.

·         Make sure they know how to block someone online and report them if they feel uncomfortable.

·         Make sure you know language and the acronyms used on the internet.

·         Give reasons behind boundaries, time limits and parental controls

Make sure your child feels able to talk to you, let them know it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable. Don’t blame your child; let them know you trust them.

Links to Useful Websites:

www.safety.lgfl.net

www.ceop.gov.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.ctech.link/child-privacy

www.childnet-int.org/safety/parents

www.internetmatters.org

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