The internet offers children access to infinite information, communication and opportunities for creativity.
The internet can be a positive place for children; however they need adult supervision and support to be able to make the right choices to protect themselves online and stay safe.
At Hargrave Park, e-safety is taught alongside Computing lessons and through cross-curricular ICT links. Each year we have an e-safety week and celebrate ‘safer internet day’.
Staying safe on-line is a key message within the curriculum and our wider safeguarding work and communication with our children and families. It is our aim that children move on to secondary school with the information and tools that they need to be able to use ICT safely and creatively.
Our E-Safety & Acceptable ICT Use policy incorporates a range of policies that deal with individual aspects of ICT use in clear, everyday language. Please find the link here.
Advice for parents
There’s a great deal of information available about how to use the internet safely. Here are a few useful links:-
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has a website which has been designed and written specifically for different ages of children to ensure children stay safe on the Internet. There is an area on this website dedicated to parents called Purely Parents where you can register for monthly email updates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your class teacher or book an appointment with Rachna Joshi, our Computing Lead, or John Collins, our Pastoral Care Manager, for further information and support.
The Department for Education have published updated guidance for parents to keep children safe online. We have also prepared an online safety guidance aimed at children, for the primary sector.