St Luke's Primary

e-Safety and your Child

 Why is e-safety important?
In our growing technological world it is important that our school community understands the significance of e-safety. We encourage and teach our children to use internet resources responsibly, building awareness of e-safety issues such as social networking, cyberbullying etc. This awareness should also be applied at home and in other situations where children are able to access the internet for example on smart phones. 

Where do we start?
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

How can I ensure my child is safe at home?
School provide e-safety training for parents, please check the school newsletters for dates. Parents are also welcome to contact the school to request support with e-safety.

For further details and support - take a look at the following link:

thinkuknow.co.uk

National Online Safety Guides

As part of our Computing and PSHE curriculum, we have recently spent some time talking with the children about staying safe online. These conversations have been extremely useful and have highlighted the different ways that children around the school use the internet. 

As a school, we want to ensure that all of our pupils understand how wonderful the internet can be whilst also acknowledging any potential dangers. To help us do this we would like you to provide you with information guides which are available to browse online at https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides. These guides really are worth a read; particularly as the online world has changed drastically over the past couple of years and it can be very hard to keep up with the latest internet trends! We really hope you find them useful and give you a better understanding of how to keep your children safe online. 

As always, thank you for your support. 
Miss Woodgate (Computing Co-ordinator).