At Bayford Primary School we work with staff, pupils and parents to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks. As such we have signed up to iRights, an initiative that aims to create a set of rights that will allow children to access online content creatively, knowledgeably and without fear.
We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies. We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s acceptable use agreement. Children are made aware of how to report an incidents either in school or at home. They know that many sites have the CEOP symbol below allowing them to quickly access the CEOP website to report and incident.
We provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.
We encourage children to Be Smart on the internet and follow the SMART rules. These can be seen on the Childnet website where children are able to find lots useful information about staying safe online.
For more information about staying safe online children are also encouraged to visit the Think You Know website which is full of advice, useful information and games. Parents can find lots of useful information to help them keep their childre safe online by visiting the ParentInfo website.
Following Julia Bateson's very successful e-safety workshops for parents and children, parents might like to follow her cybersafety blog which can be foud at:-
Parents are also encouraged to pick up a copy of the termly esafety newsletter from the school entrance.
We have worked closely with Excite-ed to deliver e-safety talks and assemblies to the children and parents of the school.
This year, on Safer Internet Day, children took part in a number of different activities to help them understand the importance of staying safe online. For instance, Class 3 learnt about the importance of staying safe when sharing photographs online. They now understand the ways in which photographs can stay online forever and identify images that create either a positive or negative impression.
To take the Safer Internet Day online quiz click here