E-Safety

Internet Safety at School

Our E-Safety Policy and Curriculum have been designed to meet the diverse needs of our children. We have used a range of published documents to inform our E-Safety Curriculum including Computing National Curriculum; Derby Diocese Curriculum Progression Grids; Education for a Connected World; and Teaching Online Safety in School.

Our E-Safety Policy works hand-in-hand with a range of other policies including: Cyber Bullying; Anti-Bullying; and Child Protection and Safeguarding.

 

At Firs we work hard to ensure children understand the importance of Internet Safety. In February 2017 we took part in ‘Safer Internet Day’ and introduced to pupils our new approach to E-safety: Zip it, Block it, Flag it. E-Safety is taught both as part of the Computing and PSHE Curriculum in a two year cycle. More information about Computing and PSHE can be found on the subject page linked below.

Internet Safety at Home

It is important that, as well as by staff at school, children are also encouraged to stay safe on the internet by parents at home.

The Safer Internet Day website has a range of resources that can be used at home to support your child when staying safe online.

Net aware has a guide to social media. It has explanations of each app, what it is to be used for, some of the dangers and how to make sure your profile is private, how to block and delete people etc.

Childnet has advice and resources for parents to use with children at home.

Think u know has advice and resources for parents to use with children at home.

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on  online games and video apps, NSPCC can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

On the UK Safer Internet Centre website, you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Internet Safety at During COVID19

During the pandemic, we have become more reliant on technology from searching for the latest news, keeping in contact with friends and family to online learning. This has led to an increased importance to make sure our children have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe online whilst know how to get the most out of the internet to benefit them, socially and academically.

 

At the end of our E-Safety policy, you can find a Addendum outlining the rules and expectations of live lessons for both staff and children. A letter has also been published outlining how Zoom is used in school to conduct live lessons. Other policies and risk assessments relating to COVID19 can be found on our ‘COVID19’ information page.

Below are a range of websites that have resources specifically to support conversations and the teaching of online safety at home during the pandemic. They also have a range of advice and explanations to support parents in how to do this effectively.

Social Media

Whilst we recognise that primary age children are below the age limit to use social media, we wish to ensure that parents have all of the information needed to understand different social media sites and how to use them safely.

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Firs Primary School
Raven Street
Derby
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782
admin@firsprimary.derby.sch.uk

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