Keeping up with online communications and technology is a challenge for the best of us.
Richard Maskrey, Herts eSafety advisor, came into school on Wednesday 20th January to run eSafety sessions for parents and Richard offered a comprehensive session on keeping children safe online, giving parents an opportunity to ask any questions regarding eSafety.
Links to some of the resources mentioned by Richard in the session are listed below.
Acceptable Use Agreement
ICT including internet, e mail and mobile technologies have an increasing presence in the classroom.
We expect our children to be safe and responsible when using any form of ICT.
We ask all children and parents to read and sign our acceptable use agreement to confirm their understanding of our e safety rules.
Promoting E Safety at School
Regular e safety guidance is vital as there are constant changes in online communication and technologies and we constantly look for opportunities to promote e safety.
- We provide opportunities within the school curriculum to teach about e safety.
- Pupils are introduced to information through ICT lessons and assemblies about ho to keep safe when using the internet
- Pupils are aware of the impact of cyberbullying and know how to seek help if they are affected by any form of online bullying.
Promoting E Safety in the Home
We also believe it is important for parents to be aware online and technological developments to ensure that they are able to protect their children in the home – where most online interaction takes place.
To this end we will –
- Seek opportunities to communicate safety issues to parents. Items on newsletters, parent advice meetings, literature in school
- Make e safety newsletters available via the school website.
- Seek feedback from parents regarding e safety matters.