E-safety is a vital part of our work to keep children safe. In school, we have extensive security measures in place to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material on the internet. Any incidents or breaches of e-safety are identified, recorded and managed in accordance with our E-Safety Policy. The responsibility for e-safety is not solely delegated to technical staff or those with a responsibility for ICT and/or Computing but rests with of all members of the school community who work with our children.
All our pupils are taught how to stay safe and how to behave appropriately online. The school participates actively in the national, annual Safer Internet Day each February. Every pupil is made aware of our Acceptable Use Agreement and parents are required to sign a copy on their behalf when they enrol at the school.
The best way to help our children to be safe when using the internet is to talk to them and make sure they understand a few simple rules. It is essential to be realistic: banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is therefore essential. It is also crucial to ensure the right privacy settings are in place for all devices at home. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work together to ensure the e-safety message is consistent in school and at home.
Click below for more information about staying safe online.
You may also find this website and webinars useful:
Keeping Children Safe on Gaming Platforms | Webinar for parents and carers | Safer Internet Day 2022
Digital Support for Parents
With children spending more time online than ever before, it can be a huge challenge for parents & carers to keep up to date and know how to implement parental controls and privacy settings to help keep their children safe. On hand to offer friendly help and support, a team of Library Digital Volunteers are now offering a remote support for basic digital safety enquiries and can talk you through how to set up privacy settings and parental controls on a range of apps and devices. To get in touch with this FREE service, please phone 0330 222 3455 or email your name, phone number and a brief description of the help needed to email@example.com
For regular information about how to stay safe online sign up to the staying safe online e-newsletter, please visit the WSCC Staying Safe Online webpage to register.
The following are all useful websites which provide additional support and guidance for children, parents and carers.
- Safe Search Kids; a search engine for children