What is e-safety?
E-safety is about the protection of children whilst they are using the Internet and digital technologies such as mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-Safety at Allerton CE Primary
All children are taught about how to be safe online whenever they use the computers, Chromebooks, iPads or any other digital technologies in School. Children should be supervised at all times when playing online games or using chatrooms or other social media, particularly if these could involve people they do not know.
Our online tools allow children to work and communicate in a safe and secure environment, accessible only by pupils and staff at Allerton CE Primary. However, if a child should be made to feel sad, scared or unsafe by anything they have seen or received while using digital technologies, they can talk to their class teacher or our safeguarding team and this helps us make sure children stay safe online.
Each child receive usernames and passwords for their various online accounts. These should be kept safe and not shared, even with siblings or friends.
We recommend that all parents read the NSPCC Parents’ guide to being Share Aware to help them be aware of how they can help keep their children safe online.
Amongst the tools that we use to teach e-safety in school is Google’s “Be Internet Legends” which “empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.” We recommend that you explore this site yourself so that you know what pupil’s are expected to do in order to keep safe online.
There are a range of organisations around the world set up especially to handle reports of suspected online child abuse or illegal online content and you can find out about these organisations and how they can help you by selecting the links below.
If you have any worries or concerns about e-safety and your children and you cannot find suitable help on the above websites then please contact School and we will arrange for you to speak with a member of staff.