The internet has undoubtedly altered the way we all live and certainly the lives of our children. Today’s children are identified as being ‘digital natives’ and have open to them a breadth of experience and knowledge which is both exciting and fundamental to their greater understanding of the word we live in.
However, we also recognise that as a school we have a huge responsibility to ensure that our children are able to access the myriad of technologies appropriately and safely. As such e-Safety is taught both discreetly (within computing lessons) and as an embedded element of our curriculum (for example exploring cyberbullying as part of our SEAL curriculum). We also have focused assembles and workshops through-out the year.
We follow guidance set by the DfE, Oxfordshire LA, CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and Think u Know, which is run by CEOP and is a resource for teachers, parents and children. We understand the important role we have as a school in keeping our children safe but recognise that we do this in partnership with our parents and the wider community. As such we have included links below to a number or resources which you may find useful in supporting your child, in the digital age. For more guidance on e-Safety click on the websites and documents below: