ICT gives people access to a wealth of useful information and is a wonderful way of keeping in touch with people. We are committed to developing our children’s understanding of how to stay safe online. E-safety is taught explicitly throughout the year in both our computing and Jigsaw lessons. We also take part in the annual Safer Internet Day each February in order to reinforce this important message.
Our staff reinforce the Childnet message of ‘Be SMART online’ as a prompt to recalling the key points of staying safe online.
It is important to take the time to set devices up correctly so that they are appropriate for the age of your child. Permissions should be set enabling the parent to remain in control and restrictions used to help safeguard the child. Apps and programmes should be reviewed upon purchase and periodically to ensure that they are suitable – be mindful that app’s are updated providing the user with new functions which we need to be mindful to review and check.
Parents can find some useful links in our Padlet: E-safety links (padlet.com)
In the Spring term we are hosting an open afternoon on Friday 17th March 2023 for parents and careers. During the afternoon you will be invited to join us for a presentation by Detective Constable Andrew Kevan of Cheshire Constabulary Cyber Crime Team. He will also be working with some of the older children during that day.