The Internet is an increasingly important resource in education, as it is in wider society. Our school has a duty to provide its pupils with high-quality Internet access as part of their learning experience. The school Internet access is designed expressly for pupil use and includes filtering that is appropriate to the age of our pupils.
Clear boundaries are set for the appropriate use of the Internet and digital communications and are discussed with staff and pupils.
Pupils are educated in the effective use of the Internet in research, including the skills of knowledge location, retrieval and evaluation. This is achieved via a series of e-safety lessons throughout the curriculum and also through regular form time using the latest CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) materials, and work developed in-house.
Tips on being more E- Safe:
- Ensure the information you find is useful, relevant and accurate
- Check that the information is truthful and not biased
- Keep personal information private, and remember what you say and do online is public
- Do not open unknown links or attachments and block those who send you nasty messages
- If anyone asks to meet you offline, discuss it first with an adult you trust
- Report anything you find upsetting, including online/electronic bullying