E-Safety - Keeping Your Children Safe on the Internet

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 - http://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 Thursday 12th January.  They learnt what the acronym ‘SMART’ stood for and how it could help them to be more safe when using the internet.  The children learnt how to use Hector the Dolphin (on the screen of every laptop).   Here are some photos of the children in action; some examples of e-safety posters and displays of how the posters are being shown in every classroom.

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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