E-Safety

E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones as well as collaboration tools and personal publishing.

It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience. Pembridge Hall hosts regular workshops for parents to support with strategies on staying safe online which will be advertised.

At Pembridge Hall, we take E-safety very seriously and run an E-Safety program from Early Years to Year 6. The children are taught E-Safety as part of the ICT curriculum and across the broader curriculum. Concepts are reinforced at an age appropriate level as the children move through the school. We work closely with Childnet International, a non-profit organisation which works with others to help make the internet safe and enjoyable for children. There is a formal reporting and recording mechanism for all E-Safety issues that are reported in school.

We believe that technology and the internet are positive tools that enrich lives and we aim to teach our children to view them positively in addition to protecting themselves while using them. The school uses a bespoke internet homepage to highlight E-Safety rules and provide easy access to advice and support for pupils. In addition, pupils are allowed to bring in various modern hardware, depending on their year group. This approach is supported by rigorous use of filtering systems and separate passwords for each class. All pupils are asked to agree to a set of rules for the acceptable use of school ICT equipment.

For advice on how to protect your child online, please visit the following websites:

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

http://parentinfo.org/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/Parents/