At Elmsleigh we take online safety very seriously. With the introduction of new technologies, websites, forms of social media and games (to name a few), the world is changing at a fast pace. We consider it our responsibility to keep parents, staff and children informed on both the risks and benefits of using such technology to support our learning journey, as well as teaching them to be responsible citizens whilst utilising these great tools.
Click here to read our whole school online safety policy.
We encourage parents to attend the annual Online safety workshop held at school to help understand the new developments and what steps they can take to help keep their child safe online.
The next Online safety workshop will be held on:
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED FROM 2017 – PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT IN NEWSLETTER
If you cannot attend we have found the following websites you can go to for further advice and support:
- saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day – new resources are added annually and link to what the children cover during ‘Safer Internet Day’.
- http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/ – information for parents can be found when you click ‘I have kids’ tab
- thinkuknow.co.uk – there is a specific parent/carer section as well as resources to use with your child.
N.B – please view resources yourself before sharing with your child to make an informed decision as to whether you feel the resource is appropriate for your child.
Pupils take part in the annual ‘Safer Internet Day’ where we focus on teaching the children ways to keep safe which are age appropriate for our Infant school.
Every computer in school has the ‘Hector’ button installed so if a child sees something which makes them upset, they know to click on Hector and the page will disappear and to tell a teacher. Staff are then able to view that specific content and refer on to the Online safety coordinator, Mrs Cooper, to block if required, as written in the online safety policy.
Click here to see the Online Pupil Safety Rules:
Click here to view the Online safety posters displayed in every classroom:
Click here to view the Pupil Acceptable Use policy