Online Safety

As our school becomes increasingly active in the world of digital learning, communication and content (blogging, Twitter, website, email, ‘the cloud’ etc) there is a real need to recognise that digital technologies are used by people in ways that can create very serious difficulties (or worse) for children. As a school we wish to do all we can to safeguard children and to promote new ways of working.

Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated in the UK on Tuesday 5th February, focusing on the theme of: ‘Together for a better internet!’ The aim of Safer Internet Day was to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of school brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.

Although ongoing, each class undertook extra activities on the ever increasing notion of how to keep safe online. Now, therefore, is a good time to remind you of suitable websites which include a wealth of information for parents and carers.

The websites below are worth visiting to find out more about internet safety and the safe use of developing technologies.

www.childnet.com

www.bbc.com/ownit

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.internetmatters.org

Staff AUP

Photo Consent

Children in ICT

Safer Internet Letter

Photo Media Consent Form

Parents and Carers ESafety Check List

Ellel Online Safety Policy

ESafety Charter Rights and Responsibilities

This is an important and useful document filled with all the latest advice and guidance for how to ensure you and your family have a better and safe experience when online – Digital Parenting