Curriculum

E-Safety

“Our E-Safety sessions will prepare children with the knowledge needed to make the best use of technology in a safe and respectful way in order to obtain the benefits of the online world”

Mr C Govey, Computing/E-Safety Lead

 

Overview

E-Safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones.  It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.

In an age of rapid growth of technologies and increased accessibility of information and data, it is essential that schools provide children with the digital literacy skills to thrive in an ever-changing 21st century.

At St Botolph’s, E-Safety is vital to our responsibility to ensure that children are kept safe in and outside of school. We are committed to the education of safe use of a technology and making children aware of potential dangers, whilst recognising it as a valuable tool for learners of all ages.

All pupils are given opportunities to creatively embrace technology as part of our curriculum. This is achieved through the use of a filtered internet system, desktops, laptops, iPads, floor robots and a range of different software and applications.

At our school, children are kept safe by:

  • Making them aware of potential risks and dangers during our regular E-Safety discussions
  • Taking part in the national Safer Internet Day
  • Accessing the internet on a filtered internet system at school
  • Inviting them and their parents to an annual parent workshop to discuss current threats and issues

As a parent, if you have any worries regarding your child’s safety whilst using technology, please contact the school.