ONLINE Safety - Internet and Mobile Devices
e-Safety at Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School
In a modern world, using the Internet and devices that include web-based activities is an everyday part of life. The internet is a fantastic tool for learning and enjoyment, and is used in school on a daily basis. However, this comes with some potential dangers. This is why we believe it is important that children learn how to use the Internet and technological devices safely when browsing and communicating with other members of the online community.
e-safety is an essential part of our school curriculum. We ensure all children receive appropriate age-related e-safety lessons throughout the year through schemes of work in class, assemblies, workshops and educational visitors trained in such areas. We also like to inform parents of relevant information through our monthly newsletters, our school website and links to other websites.
We aim to ensure all children and their carers know how children should behave when online in order to ensure that they are safe.
We would encourage all parents and carers to ensure that they have appropriate filters and parental controls at home on devices that children can access online material. This includes: computers, laptops, gaming consoles, hand-held devices and mobile phones.
We would also suggest that parents regularly monitor their children’s online activity and review sites that they have visited in order to discuss positive behaviours.
All children should be aware that any information they post online is open to misuse by others. Therefore, it is important that children are made aware of the potential risks that can occur even when acting in innocence. This is why it is essential that school and home work together to safeguard every child. An example of this would be not posting photos or videos that may identify any child’s name, location or school. A good way of monitoring this, may be to ensure equipment that connects to the Internet is only used in family spaces and/or that your child's online time is monitored.
Please take the time to talk to your child about the following 7 aspects:
1. Which games/apps are you using? Are they age appropriate?
2. Which websites do you enjoy using and why?
3. How do the games and apps you use work?
4. Do you have any online friends?
5. Do you know where to go for help when things go wrong or upset you online?
6. Do you know what your personal information is?
7. Do you know what you can/can't do online?
Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe online.
Every month we publish an e-Safety Newsletter which we subscribe to through our e-Safety partners. Please take time to read these - they are rich in information, tips and instructions on how to keep our children safe when using digital technologies and working online.
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary June 2023_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary May 2023_PDF_Dunholme St Chads (1).pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary April 2023_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary March 2023_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2023_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary December 2022_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter Primary November 2022_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Online Safety Newsletter October 2022_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|
|Issue 33 - Online Safety Newsletter July 2022_PDF_Dunholme St Chads.pdf||Download|