The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.
The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning.
At Chilton Primary School, we believe that all children and adults should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times. We endeavour to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely. E-safety is taught through both ICT lessons as well as PSHCE and Circle Time, where issues surrounding the use of the internet, social networking and cyber bullying are discussed with the children. We have also held an e-safety week in school, where children were taught how to stay online.
At Chilton Primary School, we follow the guidance as set by the DfE, Oxfordshire LEA, CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and Think u Know, which is run by CEOP and is a resource for teachers, parents and children.
For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. Think U Know has published guidance and top tips to help with these discussions at home. For more information, click here.
Here are the resources from the E-Safety parents' meeting (from the Safer Internet website). We hope you find them useful.