What is E-Safety?
‘E-Safety’ is a term used to describe how we keep children safe when they are using any kind of technology- including the Internet, mobile phones and computer games. Children these days are 'tech literate' but it is important to remember that adults are 'life literate' – and just because children may be more confident than some adults in using the internet, they still need our involvement, advice and support.
New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within school and in their lives outside school. The internet and other digital information and communication technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
Our school ensures:
- That pupils are responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use,
- That school ICT systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and users at risk,
- That parents and carers are aware of the importance of e-safety and are involved in the education and guidance of young people with regard to their on-line behaviour,
- That pupils will have good access to ICT to enhance their learning and will, in return, expect the pupils to agree to be responsible users.