Computing and E-Safety
E-Safety within school
E-Safety is taken extremely seriously, with lessons taking place throughout the year as part of the curriculum, as well as through focused 'theme' days. Displays in our ICT suite serve as visual reminders to stay safe while online. E-Safety is highlighted with our computing curriculum as a priority. For more information about how we work to develop e-safety within the school, please see our policy page.
There are increased dangers online as a result of the increase in tablet computers / mobile phones owned and used by children. We cannot stress enough how important it is for parents to keep up to date with the changes in technology and applications (apps), especially those being used by your child. Therefore, Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Board have produced an excellent portal that links to a range of websites by theme. We strongly recommend that parents take time periodically to refresh their knowledge and update themselves on the potential dangers their children may face online. This website can be found here: http://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding/parents-and-carers.aspx
The internet is an amazing tool to broaden children's understanding, as well as provide opportunities for learning and play. Please help us to keep your child safe.
In addition to the link about, our top websites picks include:-
http://www.commonsensemedia.org (A website that allows you to find out more about the games/apps your child may wish to play or are currently playing)
http://www.childnet-int.org (A comprehensive overview of e-safety and how you can keep your child safe at home)
https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/parents-and-carers/digital-parenting-magazine.html (An easy to read magazine aimed at parents that keeps you up to date with e-safety and computing issues)