We work with governors, staff, pupils, parents and carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use computers and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.
We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour, Data Protection and Anti-Bullying policies.
We support staff in the use of technology as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies through our teaching and assemblies, so that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s Internet Safety policy.
What are the issues?
The internet – on the whole is an inspiring and positive place.
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.
However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.