e-Safety is the school's ability:
- to protect and educate pupils in their use of technology
- to have the appropriate mechanisms to intervene and support any incident where appropriate
e-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
- e-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
- e-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- e-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
- e-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
E-Safety Parent Information Update Session
On 26th April 2017 our local PCSO carried out an E-Safety session for parents.
Lots of useful information was shared regarding keeping children safe online, especially when they are playing games. Further sessions will be held next term.
Please have a look through some options that might help you with any e-Safety concerns
- Learn how to stay one step ahead of your children with fantastic 'how to' parental control guides, download the special edition of the Digital Parenting magazine.
- Watch the 'Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet. A light-hearted and fantastic video about how to protect your child online.
- Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers and children:
PRIVACY NOTICE which replaced the Fair Processing Notice: Data Protection Act 1998. (Click here)