The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research and access information from around the world. This, however, brings with it the need to ensure that our children are safe while online.
Pupils at Coleham Primary School use the internet on a regular basis to support and enhance their learning through the ICT curriculum but also on a daily basis when working in class. Our school is focused and committed to developing everyone’s e-safety through a wide range of experiences throughout the year. We believe that e-Safety awareness and safe practice are vitally important.
We have Acceptable User Agreements for all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Learners and pupils are expected to abide by these rules whenever they use ICT devices and technologies. The general principles of this agreement form the basis of the first ICT lesson in the autumn term.
Parents and carers are encouraged to support the school and their child in promoting good online safety practice.
Please read our full E-Safety Policy and Acceptable User Agreements (found in the policy Appendices).
At home, you can support our e-safety work by clicking on the information resources below and exploring and discussing the content with your children.
Here is a great Newsround Special Internet Safety animation narrated by David Tennant for you to watch with the younger children in school.
e safety – KS1
A video to help children to understand when to ask for help from an adult.
Jigsaw – KS2
This short film helps children to understand what constitutes personal information and how to be protective of their personal information online. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered.
Adventures of Lee and Kim – KS1
A short film to teach KS1 children some important rules about staying safe online.
Play, Like, Share – KS2
Play Like Share aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. The series follows the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help them in pursuit of their goal, they need to use it wisely and safely and that ultimately, doing your best, including others and nurturing genuine friendship is much more important than how popular you are.
Smartie the Penguin – KS1
A good resource for children aged 3-7 to introduce the concept of e safety and teach first skills.
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