Teaching online safety
At Sudley Infant School we teach the children about online safety through our Computing curriculum. This is reinforced at various points throughout the school year within assemblies, PSHE sessions and focused safeguarding activities. We are also registered with eCadets.
We teach the children about the SMART rules and display them in Key Stage 1 classrooms.
IN EYFS we introduce children to safe use of equipment and discuss the eSafety tips shown on the posters that are displayed in classrooms.
eCadets is an age-appropriate e-safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages pupils’ interest; that is used to promote e-safety through teaching pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.
Each class has two children who are eCadets and these children lead other children working through specific tasks each term to achieve awards. Some of the tasks are completed as a whole class, others are done by every member of the class and some tasks are only completed by the eCadets.
Social media guidelines for parents, carers and governors
Sudley Infant School understands the benefits of using social media; however if misused, the school community can be negatively affected, such as by damaging the school’s reputation. The guidelines in the policy set out clear points for how we advise parents, carers and governors to conduct themselves on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or blogging sites and when using messenger apps, such as WhatsApp. These guidelines have been produced by a working party of staff and governors including parent governors.
This school asks its whole community to promote the 3 commons approach to online behaviour:
- Common courtesy
- Common decency
- Common sense
The complete policy can be downloaded below:
Online safety information for parents
In November 2018 we held our annual online safety parent briefing. If you were unable to attend the session the presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
There are many organisations that have produced guidance for parents with advice about keeping children safe online. The guidance below was produced by the NSPCC.
Other useful websites include:
Broadband providers also publish advice about parental controls on their websites and usually include an easy to follow guide .
Merseyside Police have provided a link parents can go to for advice about online safety. The page covers many aspects of staying safe on the internet.