E-Safety is an integral part of children's education in today's digital world and it is embedded in their learning at school. Technology and the way in which our children engage with the internet is changing rapidly and we need to equip our young people for the changing demands that new technology brings. E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Chorley St Peter's C of E Primary School. We teach our children how to use the internet safely and responsibly.
As part of your child's curriculum and the development of computer skills we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. However because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child to sign an 'Acceptable Use Agreement' so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices such as phones, computers or tablets. Cyberbullyng includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false or mean content about someone else. This can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation.
At Chorley St Peter's, we take cyberbullying very seriously and we equip our students with the skills needed to identify online bullying and how to respond to it. National Online Safety have created a guide to help young people understand cyberbullying
You may find the following websites useful in regards to keeping children safe online.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.