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E-Safety

 

 

Technology and especially computing play an important role in the everyday lives of pupils, young people and adults. The same time they have become essential in primary schools, as they are used for teaching and learning purposes on a daily basis. 

Developing ICT and computing skills is of paramount importance for our pupils in order to ensure that they will be able to access life- long learning and employment.

Computing as a subject and ICT in general cover a wide range of resources including; web based and mobile learning, programming and coding. In our days, pupils often use:

• Websites

• Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments

• Email and Instant Messaging

• Chat Rooms and Social Networking

• Blogs

• Podcasting

• Video Broadcasting

• Music Downloading

Computer games

• Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality

• Other mobile devices with web functionality

 Despite the numerous benefits, internet activity is not always safety for the users and especially young learners; web-based resources are not consistently policed. As a result, all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these technologies.

At Edward Pauling Primary Schoolwe understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on esafety

issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

E-safety is part of the Computing curriculum offered to all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. In addition to that, E-safety posters are displayed in all classrooms and pupils are constantly reminded to stay safe when navigating the internet. Also, Edward Pauling Primary School has zero tolerance policy to cyber-bulling. Pupils are trained to recognise cyber-bulling and they are being advised on how to react in case they are victims of bullying.

 Please use the links below to find out more about E-Safety and how to use the Internet, and other communications safely.

 

  • Kidsmart Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
  • Safe Kids Quiz The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer.
  • Think u Know Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
  • BBC Stay Safe Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.

Edward Pauling Primary School Documents

 

 

 

Please use the links below to find out more about E-Safety and how to use the Internet, and other communications safely.

 

 

Edward Pauling Primary School Documents

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