Online technologies play a huge role in modern life and so providing a broad and balanced e-safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively. Online safety is interwoven into many aspects of our Computing and IT curriculum and students are constantly reminded of the guidelines in place to keep them safe on the internet.
As well as e-safety playing a part in everyday lessons we also hold an e-safey week in which we carry out a number of age appropriate activities throughout the year groups to raise the profile. This annual focus helps reinforce the 'e-safety' message and the fundamental guidance regarding online rights and responsibilites. This year we are adding another layer to our online safety education by introducing a peer to peer programme through Childnet called the Digital Leaders Programme. The aim of this is to train our own students and equip them with the knowledge and skills to pass the e-safety message on to other young people and families. Please click on the following link for further details plus a huge range of information and advice www.childnet.com/new-for-schools/childnet-digital-leaders-programme
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
A useful website for parents to access for information, training and support:
The World Changes: Children Don't
What would the story of Romeo & Juliet look like in the present day? Star-crossed teens messaging, sending snaps and taking risks - all without their parents being aware. The world changes. Children don't. That's why it's important to talk to your child about sex, relationships and the internet. The following video was produced by CEOP for parents and is a very interesting and informative watch.