We uphold Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: "You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources". We make sure that the information children are getting is not harmful and help them find and understand the information they need, through a robust curriculum for teaching children about being safe online. This supports us in preparing our children to be successful global citizens.
Teaching of e-safety begins in Foundation Stage and continues throughout school, both as part of the computing curriculum and within our PSHE curriculum. Pupils are taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. They are taught to recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and know a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
You may feel that children are more technically aware than you so we regularly update parents on the latest advice through workshops such as Right Click by UNICEF and through our newsletters. Here are some useful websites for advice:
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection: Should you have a concern about your child on line, you can report your concerns here.
- Think u Know: This is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
- Safety Net Kids: This is a website for children with advice to help children stay safe at school, in the community and online.
- Childline: This is a website for children and young people which contains online advice and a place to report concerns.