Our children are using computers and the internet more and more as an essential part of learning, as required by the National Curriculum. We take e-safety very seriously and try to ensure that parents, guardians and pupils are fully aware of appropriate behaviour when using computers.
At school our children learn about every aspect of e-safety including:
At school we use comprehensive image control called Esafe which aims to block inappropriate images on the web browser. You can find more information and purchase Esafe by visiting www.esafeeducation.co.uk
We also have many websites blocked or password protected. We use You Tube as a teaching tool but it is password protected to prevent children accessing it individually.
Hector the dolphin is also installed onto all computers. Children may click on him in the unlikely event that they see something that they are uncomfortable with. You can download Hector onto your own computer by clicking on him.
Children know that using the internet at school is safer than home because of various filters and software. It is therefore essential that they understand that using the internet at home requires a lot of understanding of e-safety rules. Here are a few steps you can take to help your child stay safe:
Here are some fun websites to visit;