At Send CofE Primary, we recognise that learning is a lifelong process and that e-learning is an integral part of it. Ensuring that we provide pupils with the skills to make the most of information and communication technologies is an essential part of our curriculum. The school is committed to the continuing development of our tecchnology infrastructure and embracing new technologies to maximise the opportunities for all pupils, staff, parents and the wider community to engage in productive, cooperative and efficient communication and information sharing.
However, no technology is without risk and keeping pupils safe is of paramount importance. Therefore, this policy aims to identify the risks and explain procedures for ensuring that e-learning is as safe as we can make it. This policy sets out clearly our expectations on pupils, staff, parents and members of the wider community to ensure best practice.
Click here for our E Safety Policy 2016
Online safety at home
As the online world continues to grow, your child’s need to access online tools for creating projects, researching and for personal uses will only increase. To help them do these things safely, please take some time to have a look at these wonderful websites for some advice on how to keep your child safe online.
Internet Matters - https://www.internetmatters.org
This link will give you advice on parental controls, child safe apps, social networking and much more. Simply click on the tab at the top labelled ‘ADVICE’.
Smartie the Penguin - CyberSafety for 3 - 7 year olds (ChildNet)
Follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. This is a set of fun activities for younger children taking their first steps on the cyber highway.
The story of Smartie covers these three themes:
- Pop ups and in app purchasing
- Inappropriate websites for older children and
You can find the Smartie the Penguin here on the ChildNet website: https://www.childnet.
Resources for parents (children aged 6-10) - https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/
Social networking - https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/social-networking/
Gaming - https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/online-gaming/
Net aware - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/#
This website will help you learn more about sites or apps that your child uses. Here you can find out about any updated issues that have occurred with these apps, including its rating.