Roles and Responsibilities
E-Safety is an important aspect of strategic leadership within our school. The Headteacher and Governors have ultimate responsibility to ensure that the policy and practices are embedded and monitored. The named E-Safety coordinator is Sharon Nour. It is the role of the E-Safety Co-orindator to keep abreast of current issues and guidance through organisations such as Becta, CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) and Childnet.
We do promote the use of safe Internet practices throughout school and encourage these as the children leave our gates. We strongly advocate family involvement in how their children use the Internet and other means of electronic communication.
Throughout school, there are age appropriate signs explaining how we can be E-Aware. Everyone is encouraged to report misuse of the Internet and anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. Similarly, if staff find any cause for concern it will be tackled immediately and in line with school policies.
E-Safety in the Curriculum
We are continually updating how we teach children to stay safer online. We use Childnet to support children’s E-learning with specific reference to the Kidsmart website and actively promote the age restrictions for social media platforms and games.
How families can help support their children
We offer information events for families about how we teach computing and what the children are learning. We strongly recommend families and children use the CEOP website, Think U Know website, NSPCC Net Aware website to support E-Safety at home. These have information for families to help support and guide children as well as giving information about the minimum ages for social media and other apps.
We recommend that families follow the advice and guidance given on the CEOP website that covers a range of concerns and behaviours families may want to explore with their children.