Online Safety At Our School
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online and using the internet positively and safely.
At Elworth we follow an accredited Online Safety scheme of work that encompasses online activities, role play and homework activities that involve parents each half term. Each unit focuses on a particular topic that is relevant to a specific year group and enables pupils to become more aware of their digital footprint and how to deal with a range of online issues. Please refer to our E-safety Overview document at the bottom of this page for further details. More information about the current e-safety topic for each class can be found on their individual class pages.
Online Safety is introduced to pupils through the computing curriculum and in addition, it is addressed each year during PSHE/Citizenship lessons. We also run regular e-safety assemblies and parent workshops and special events such as Safer Internet Day which takes place in February each year. This year we're also launching a regular e-safety newsletter to keep parents better informed about the online world and any issues that may impact on their children. Please scan the bottom of this page for the latest issue.
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following online resources will help you support your child's journey through the digital world.