As part of your child’s education we teach throughout their school life, how to stay safe online and when using technology. E-safety is taught through computing lessons and PSHE using age appropriate resources. As a school we also have an Internet Safety week focus every February and parents are invited into school to develop their knowledge about how to keep your child safe online.
Here is an outline of the key e-safety areas that are covered in our currciulum:
Reception focus on being polite and courteous and what information is safe to share online.
Key Stage 1 look at the SMART rules that are outlined below, what information is safe to share online, developing positive online behaviours and about the importance of sharing any concerns they may have when using online technology with a responsible adult.
Key Stage 2 develop their understanding of how to e-mail safely, how to use chat rooms and social networking sites safely as well as raising awareness of how to upload pictures/videos safely and responsibly.
As parents you will know how important the internet and being online is to children – they use it to learn, play and socialise. The technology that your child uses can be daunting but there are a variety of ways that you can help your child to stay online.