Computing & E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
Parents know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can be daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Here are some conversation starter ideas from childnet.com
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites at the bottom of this page, they contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe.
We hope you will find the following web links useful.
A free, private and confidential service where you can be you, whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
An online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education with advice on everything from keeping children safe from online trolls to WhatsApp - a guide for parents
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.