- Concerns safeguarding people in the digital world.
- Emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- Is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
- Is concerned with supporting people to develop safer online behaviour.
As a school we have a responsibility to ensure that all pupils and staff are aware of e-safety issues and practice safe procedures at all times. We also recognise the importance of sharing e-safety information with parents/carers.
In order to fulfil our responsibilities our internet access in school is heavily filtered by SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning). In addition to this, all pupil laptops are set to a child friendly browser (Swiggle.org.uk).
During Year 2 all pupils have a half-term of ICT lessons designated to learning about e-safety. Furthermore, at the beginning of each school year every class from Year 3 to Year 6 have ICT lessons to remind them of e-safety matters. All pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 are required to agree to and sign an Acceptable use statement. This agreement can be viewed on our school website under the ‘Policies’ section.