Online or E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Bassetts Farm Primary School. We monitor the use of technology and the internet both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. We believe that through education, pupils can have the skills needed to navigate the online world safely and confidently. As such, E-Safety is an integrated part of our Computing and PSHE curriculum across the school to all pupils in both KS1 and KS2 and complemented with a termly E-Safety assembly.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Our Computing Policy can be viewed here.
Click here to view: ICT Acceptable Use Agreement KS1 Policy
Click here to view: ICT Acceptable Use Agreement KS2 Policy
Help your Child enjoy the Internet Safely
The internet opens up a world of entertainment, opportunity and knowledge. To help your child to enjoy it all safely, it is important to have regular discussions about how to stay safe.
Vodafone have produced a free Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'.
The 'SMART' Rules
The UK safer internet centre uses 5 simple rules to remember when using the internet.
Safer Internet Day - February 2020
Each year schools, colleges and organisations take a day to look at E-Safety. This year the theme was 'Together for a better internet'. Primary schools across the UK looked at the use of online 'Avatars' and how we portray ourselves online. You can find more information and some resources here.
The UK safer internet centre recently look at the questions: Are young people free to be themselves online? How are young people creating their online identities and what impact does this have on their sense of self?
This report reveals the way young people are managing and curating their identity online. Please click on the link to read the latest report here.
Want to know more?
These sites contain lots of helpful hints, tips and advice for parents on E-Safety. Click on the logos to go to the sites.