‘Educators, social workers and other professionals working with children and young people play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe on-line.’
In the event of any e-safety concerns the school’s designated person to contact is Mr L McHale.
It is our experience that this is best achieved by embedding e- safety across the curriculum through a framework of effective policies and routes for reporting concerns such as cyber bullying.
As well as supporting young people to stay safe on-line, we also educate our staff to protect their own on-line reputation, particularly when using social networking sites.
Here at SWP we use a range of resources to help bring internet safety into the classroom and to develop a progressive digital literacy curriculum.
We invite other professionals into school to help support the delivery of on-line safety including NSPCC, best practice agencies and Anti-bullying ambassador -Ann Foxley-Johnson. Our Y6 children also attend Crucial Crew on a yearly basis to learn more about keeping safe.
How can Parents and Carers best support their children?
It is really important to chat with your children on an ongoing basis about staying safe on-line.
Not sure where to begin? These conversation starter suggestions can help.
- Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing on-line.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
- Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
- Encourage them to help someone! Perhaps they can show you how to do something better on-line or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
- Think about how you each use the internet. What more could you do to use the internet together? Are there activities that you could enjoy as a family?
More advice for parents and carers. Click on the links below to find out more about keeping your children safe on-line.
Specific Links to regularly used Social Media Platforms
Check out this link about safety when using Facebook – This is a great checklist- Facebook_check_Feb_15!
Check out this link about safety when using Instagram- Another great checklist- Instagram-Safety-4×4-Checklist_web
Check out this link about safety when using Twitter- Another great checklist- Twitter-Checklist_web
Check out this link about safety when using Snapchat- Another great checklist- Snapchat-Checklist_web
Social networking and internet safety:
E-safety Newletter – Please see below our monthly e-safety newsletter