At St Nicholas the safety of our pupils is extremely important and this includes being safe online which we take very seriously.
We want our children to enjoy technology and to use it safely to enhance their learning. We plan E-Safety topics termly for every year group and have focused regular school assemblies on how to keep safe. Our new E-Council help and advise about how to keep safe online and all pupils and staff adhere to our Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policies. We have filters in place to protect and monitor computer and internet use.
At St Nicholas we recognise that while parents/carers have the responsibility to monitor their children's use of the internet and related communication technologies safely in the home, issues that arise at home may impact on relationships in school. Where this occurs, we aim to work in partnership with parents/carers to ensure children develop their understanding of the importance of e-safety. Parents evenings will be held each year with a focus on e-safety.
For more e-safety information, please use the links below:
Government website which is working to police the Internet and keep content safe
An excellent website full of information for parents and children
Lots of useful internet safety resources
Other advice on SMART rules and resources for parents (produced by Childnet)
Raising awareness of digital citizenship
Addresses some issues you may be worried about
Newsround special – Caught in the Web
Let’s fight this together – Award-winning Internet Safety Film