Teaching our children to stay safe on line is a crucial part of their learning. It is essential that children are equipped with the tools they need to become responsible online citizens.
Much of the explicit teaching in this area is delivered through the e-safety aspects of our computing curriculum. To support this, many additional opportunities are planned resulting in frequent discussion of e-safety rules, responsibilities and issues.
Aspects of the South Gloucestershire Digital Literacy curriculum are used with each class in term one to ensure that e-safety is high on our agenda right from the start of the school year.
Anti-bullying week in November provides another opportunity to teach the children about cyber-bullying specifically and steps to take if they, or someone they know, encounters this.
Each February our school participates in ‘Safer Internet Day’, a world-wide initiative raising the profile of e-safety to learners of all ages.
Throughout the year, whenever the internet is used in any area of the curriculum, children are reminded of the basic rules. They know they must search through the ‘Swiggle’ browser and stay on sites they have been directed towards. Older children, who are carrying out independent research, are taught about how to select sites that may be useful and appropriate to their needs.
Discussion around the reliability of information found on-line also takes place.
We believe our children are confident in discussion of aspects of e-safety but remain aware that this must transfer into their practice at home and at school to be effective. If you have any e-safety concerns that you wish to discuss we will be happy to help. Please let us know, either via the school office or your child's class teacher.
These are links to external websites. We endeavour to ensure links are accurate and relevant but cannot accept responsibility for pages maintained by others. We recommend that an adult always investigates the site before allowing a child access. Many sites here are aimed at supporting your child’s learning while others may contain material aimed at parents and carers.
Guidance for Parents
Sites recommended by South West Grid for Learning - some may be aimed more at Secondary School pupils
Do you know how to keep your children safe on the internet?