E-Safety

E-Safety - Keeping Your Children Safe on the Internet

At East Hoathly, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and we expect all staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school is Vicky Lewis (Deputy Head Teacher). If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, please email welfare@easthoathly.e-sussex.sch.uk

As we are now living in a digital age, it is becoming more and more important for teachers and parents to keep up to date with the technological advances that are going on around us in order to protect and safeguard our children. The school has subscribed to a magazine called 'Digital Parenting' which will give teachers and parents resources and ideas for how to support children's online learning and understanding, while safeguarding them against the many risks. Once the magazine is in school, we will distribute for you to read. The website that supports this magazine has some effective tools which may be useful for you and your children - vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child's online behaviour, please come and see Miss Lewis, Mr Procter or your child's class teacher.

E-Safety Day

Children from the Pioneer Federation took part in an E-Safety Day on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Andrew Gunn was invited into the Pioneer Federation to teach the children about how to be safe online. Andrew taught all year groups about the internet and its power. Andrew built on the children’s knowledge of the acronym ‘SMART’ and made them aware of how they can continue their safe practice online. The children made large Hector the Dolphins to display in their classroom to be there as a reminder of what to do with Hector (who swims in the top corner of every screen on a school curriculum laptop). A Hector is on display in each classroom to remind the children how they can be safe at all times when on the internet – whether at school or at home. Here are some photos of the great designs of Hector in the classrooms!

Children and young people are likely to be as good as, if not better than, their parents at using the Internet. However, being good at using technology does not mean they have the life-experience and wisdom to handle all of the situations they can come across.

Children and young people are prone to the same kinds of risks (including spam and scam emails, fraud and identity theft) as everybody else. However, there are also other, more sinister threats that may result from going online, such as inappropriate contact from people who may wish to abuse, exploit or bully them, and exposure to inappropriate material.

The parent forum was very informative; it opened my eyes to the possibilities of the internet. – Parent

We were learning to obey the ages of things like Snapchat.
Not everyone is who they say they are online.
Hector the Dolphin helps you keep safe online.
We’ve learnt that if you see something inappropriate, you link on Hector the Dolphin.
ICT is a great source of learning! – Pioneer Federation Pupils

Children and young people are likely to be as good as, if not better than, their parents at using the Internet. However, being good at using technology does not mean they have the life-experience and wisdom to handle all of the situations they can come across.

Children and young people are prone to the same kinds of risks (including spam and scam emails, fraud and identity theft) as everybody else. However, there are also other, more sinister threats that may result from going online, such as inappropriate contact from people who may wish to abuse, exploit or bully them, and exposure to inappropriate material.

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