E-Safety

Children have the right to enjoy childhood online, to access safe online spaces, and to benefit from all the opportunities that a connected world can bring to them, appropriate to their age and stage. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.

Our E-safety Curriculum

We have a large stock of iPads/laptops in school and pupils use the internet on a regular basis to support and enhance their learning not only, through the Computing curriculum but on a daily basis when working in class.

Our E-safety curriculum follows the ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework by the UK Council for Internet Safety. The 7 key topics covered are: 1. Self-image and Identity 2. Online relationships 3. Online reputation 4. Online bullying 5. Managing online information 6. Health, wellbeing and lifestyle 7. Privacy and security.  We use quality, age appropriate video lessons and activities created by ‘National College’ experts to support our teaching.

Our E-safety Procedure includes Acceptable User Agreements for all Staff and 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 forms the basis of the first Computing lesson in the autumn term.

Our pupils take part in a range of classroom experiences throughout the year to promote e-safety.  These include our ‘Safety Afternoons’ week, talks from West Mercia Police and peer to peer online safety workshops with older pupils from The Priory School.

E-Safety Awareness

Coleham school is committed to developing staff and parents/carers e-safety awareness.  We have a membership with National College which provides quality training, updates and a range of resources for the whole staff community, staff and families.

Training – CPD accredited training for the whole community with tailored courses for DSL’s, Teachers, SENDCO, ICT Leads, other school staff and parents and carers.

Monthly Updates-supporting the school community to stay up to date with online safety related news, social media updates, gaming updates and evolving online issues.

Specific Resources-containing over 250 1 page guides on numerous devices, games, apps, social media/chat platforms plus explainer videos and webinars.

School also circulates a monthly E-Safety Newsletter, giving information about the latest crazes and tips and advice on how to keep your children safe on line. Recent editions can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links below.

Parents access to National College

What does this mean for you?

You will have access to hundreds of courses, explainer videos and online safety guides to support your awareness of the online world. Topics range from understanding apps like TikTok and Instagram to recognising the signs of online harm and what you can do to help.

Sign up is easy

Signing up to the platform is simple. Just follow this link and complete your details. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to choose ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type and get instant access to all training and resources.

Download the app for free

Another fantastic benefit of The National College is its National Online Safety app, which you can download for free. It gives you access to all their parent and carer resources on the go, whenever you want.

You can download the National Online Safety app using the links below:

They’re always here to help

The National College has a brilliant support team if you have any questions. Their help centre provides a comprehensive bank of answers to most FAQs, but if you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can always get in contact with them.

Manage your child’s devices and Apps at home

This handy booklet has everything you need to know about setting parental controls on your child’s ICT, devices and apps in the home.

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Useful Wesites

www.net-aware.org.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.ceop.police.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.childnet.com

www.getsafeonline.org

 

E-Safety Documents to Read

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Check out our Online-safety newsletters

Online Safety Newsletter Primary March 2024

Online-Safety-Newsletter-Feb-2024

Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2024

Online Safety Newsletter Primary January 2024

Online Safety Newsletter Primary December 2023

Online Safety Newsletter November 2023

Online Safety Newsletter September 2023

Online Safety Newsletter July 2023

Online Safety Newsletter June 2023

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Our Parent Handbook is a quick guide to how we work at our school. Full school policies can be read on our Policies page