E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. Here at Miers Court Primary school, we believe the use of technology in school and the modern world greatly enriches a child’s learning. However, we also understand the concerns and risks that children may view undesirable materials. As a school, we have taken positive steps to ensure we reduce this risk. Our school internet has a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate websites and materials. The children are taught how to stay safe online throughout the curriculum. We also believe that a fundamental part to e-safety is the importance of teaching children about personal responsibility when using the internet.
We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way. We have recommended some helpful websites below for you to read through, which also include some activities to do together.
Here are some conversation starter ideas from https://www.childnet.com/
Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can view in the attached documents.
Thinkuknow – the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team’s set of educational materials from four years old and upwards: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Digizen – a great resource for understanding the e-safety implications of social networking and cyberbullying: https://www.digizen.org/