E-safety is an integral part of children’s education and it is embedded in their learning at WMS. E-safety is part of our commitment to safeguarding, and in a society that is increasingly ‘online’ we view it as a vital part of children’s education.
Technology and the way in which our children engage with the internet is changing rapidly and we need to equip our young people for the changing demands that new technology brings.
This week the children have participated in e-safety week.
Staff have been trained in E-Safety and want to embed clear messages to children to prepare them for being safe online. During e-safety week children followed ‘Smartie the penguin’ as he explores the internet on his brand new tablet. We have covered topics such as digital wellbeing, cyberbullying, personal information and safe ways to use the internet using the SMART principles.
We encourage parents to continue talking to children about online safety. You may find the following websites useful.
The NSPCC website offers information on setting up parental controls, advice on video apps and online gaming.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Think U know
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. It provides resources and information for Parents/Carers. It also has a number of videos and downloadable story books for children to help with issues such as cyberbullying and talking to strangers online. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/