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.
Our children use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school we now have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind pupils of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
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.
Very Important Reading
Please make an effort to read the information in this section as in concerns issues that parents should be aware of.
Houseparty is a face-to-face social network, which parents/carers should be very aware of. Please read both documents below for further information:
Useful Reading & Links
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.
Net Aware – Support for parents/carers from the NSPCC.
Cyber Games UK - The National Crime Agency have developed a range of free online games and activities to promote online awareness and safety.