Digital Safety

The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life. e-Safety encompasses not only internet technologies but also electronic communications such as mobile phones, tablets and other wireless technology like games consoles. We deliver a personalised e-safety curriculum on a termly basis to all pupils. Responses from the annual pupil interent awareness survey help inform curriculum planning, to ensure things pupils want to talk and learn about, are addressed. 

We aim to educate pupils about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. Pupils are taught what the Internet is, what is deemed as ‘acceptable use’ in school and how to report any concerns or worries about their use of the internet. Emphasis is placed on the devices young people now engage with such as smart phone and tablets, with a focus on building awareness of the dangers e-communication poses outside of school.

We recognise that the internet is now widely available to children via a range of devices and that as parents, this poses some challenge in ensuring children are using the internet and staying safe in the process. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) agency provide some excellent materials to help make you aware of the specific dangers the internet can pose to children and how to manage your childs use.