At Carbeile Junior School we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. The Internet is increasingly providing the focal point of educational content within the UK. However Carbeile Junior School acknowledges that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.
All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to material on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. Whilst it is impossible to ensure that a pupils will not access such material, the school, in liaison with South West Grid for Learning, is taking all reasonable steps to minimise a pupils access to unsuitable material.
- Use of a filtered Internet Service to prevent access to internet sites with undesirable material ·
- The requirement that wherever possible, all Internet access during school hours will be supervised by a member of staff or another responsible adult.
- Regular education about the risks of all IT hardware and software (including social media, mobile phones, smart TVs, games consoles) through assemblies and timetabled lessons in every year group.
At Carbeile we have conducted an E-Safety 360, which has analysed our current e-safety provision and given us areas that are strengths and areas that we would like to develop in order that we might achieve a national accreditation in e-safety.
E-Safety Policy (full) – July 2017
Online Safety Information
We have been working closely with the NSPCC, who have delivered an assembly to all pupils and then run workshops with Years 5 and 6 so that children feel confident to discuss any issues they might have.
You might find the following leaflets useful to ensure that all children are safe online:
Tips To Help Keep Your Child Safe Online
Online Safety for Primary School Children
We tell our children to share but online it’s different. In fact, sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. That’s why the NSPCC are asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online.
Talking to your child is the best way to help keep them safe. But with things changing all the time, it can be hard to keep up to date. Find out what other parents think about the most popular social apps and games, what’s the right age and details on privacy and safety settings with our Net Aware tool.
This straightforward, no-nonsense advice will untangle the web and show you how you can be just as great a parent online as you are the rest of the time. The internet is a great place for children to be. Being Share Aware makes it safer.