E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
The aim of promoting e-safety is to protect young people from the adverse consequences of access or use of electronic media, including from bullying, inappropriate sexualised behaviour or exploitation.
The Schools' E-Safety Policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with electronic communications as a whole.
E-Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels
Below we have listed a selection of sites which are used in school and have great age-appropriate material to educate children of the potential risks to them when online. Please take a moment to look, as they have some great information for parents.
We have a group of children in the school who are responsible for promoting E-Safety and helping others to stay safe- they are called 'St Joseph's E-Safety Committee'.
SAFETY INTERNET DAY MAY 2018
In addition to celebrating Safer Internet Day back in February, we also held our own Safety Internet day on 8th May 2018.
During this day each class took part in an interactive workshop, which provided the children with lots of new knowledge on how to stay safe online.
As part of our weekly 'Big Write' we wrote all about what we had learnt during 'Internet Safety Day'.
We have displayed our cross curricular writing in the front entrance of the school and so visitors can also learn about how to stay safe online!
St Joseph’s RC Primary School E Safety Policy 2017/18
Our e-Safety Policy has been written by the school, building on that proposed by BECTA e-Safety Policy and government guidance. It has been agreed by the senior leadership team and approved by governors.
Our E-Safety Coordinator (Mrs Murray) and named governor (Mr Facwett) take responsibility for e-Safety.
The e-Safety Policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually.
For information on the E- Safety Policy, follow this Link: Policies Page
Please make sure you have read our Acceptable use and E-Safety rules documents below which both parents/guardians and children need to sign.