In today's world everyone, both parents and children, are using technology in the form of computers, tablets, smart phones, games consoles and many other devices. As these are all able to connect to the internet we must know the implications and possible dangers that are open to us and the children.
Online safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones, collaboration tools ( use of chat rooms, video conferencing and blogs) and personal publishing (awareness of the level of personal data that you should record and publish, both about yourself and others). It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.
At Bishop David Sheppard CE (A) Primary School, we address online safety at the start of each academic year with an age appropriate session within our Computing Curriculum. We also reinforce the key points through all of our computing lessons.
We have extensive security measures in place, which are constantly monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material.
Lessons are taught from Reception upward explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe when using the internet and working with technology. Below is an overview of the E-Safety coverage that we teach in our computing curriculum and our E-Safety Policy.