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E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Swithun Wells Catholic Primary School. We want children to enjoy using computing equipment but, at the same time, we believe they must be made aware of the potential dangers involved and understand how to use the internet safely. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We follow the SMART rules throughout the school from year R to year 6.

 

  • SAFE - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name – to anyone online.
  • MEETING - Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Do not arrange to meet anyone you have met on the internet.
  • ACCEPTING - Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
  • RELIABLE - Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.
  • TELL - Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.
 

We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Our E-safety Policy and Acceptable Usage Policy are updated on a regular basis in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the technological world and any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy.

 

 

We all play a key role in supporting children to learn how to stay safe online and we know how difficult it can be to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following links help.