E-Safety information for Parents
In our rapidly changing world of technology, we recognise that E-Safety is an increasingly important part of our pupil’s education. E-Safety is embedded into our computing policy and is an integral part of the computing curriculum. It is very much informed by our strategy of making Safeguarding central to everything we do.
At St. Peter’s, we recognise the importance of ensuring that our pupils understand how to stay safe in a world where technology and the internet play an increasing part in daily life. We recognise that many of our pupils want to use the latest ways of gaming, messaging, sharing and exchanging photos; this invariably entails access to the internet and involves encounters with people outside of their immediate environment and experience.
The computing curriculum includes regular lessons on how to engage positively with the Internet and other communication technology. Lessons are taught in an age-appropriate and relevant context and include topics such as:
- how to safeguard their online identity and reputation;
- how to protect themselves from encountering inappropriate content/contact and how to respond, should it happen;
- how to behave in a responsible way that makes the Internet a safe place for others;
- how laws around data-protection and copyright apply to themselves and others.
In addition, online safety messages are delivered across the curriculum and during Collective Worship sessions. The school also participates in the annual National Safer Internet Day.
By the time children leave St. Peter’s, they will have developed a broad range of the transferable skills and knowledge required to succeed in a technologically-centred world. Children will have a solid foundation in the skills needed to adapt to future developments in this area.
Further information and advice for parents
Below are guides for parents on how to support their child/rens safety on technology:
How to set up parental controls - Android phones
How to set up parental controls - i-phones
What parents need to know about appropriate content
How parents can combat online bullying
Keeping children safe from Cyber- Bullying
Below are a wealth of resources to support parents and guardians understand more about apps and programmes their children may be drawn to:
What parents need to know about Roblox
What parents need to know about Rocket League
What parents need to know about WhatsApp
What parents need to know about You Tube
What parents need to know about Discord
What parents need to know about Fortnite
What parents need to know about Minecraft
What parents need to know about Instagram
What parents need to know about TikTok
What parents need to know about Telegram
Further support for safety on technology can be found in the following websites:
Online safety parent support and advice | Internet Matters
Parents Protect - Internet Safety
Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides | Internet Matters