Technology is transforming the way that schools teach and that children learn. At home, technology is changing the way children live and the activities in which they choose to partake; these trends are set to continue. While developing technology brings many opportunities, it could also bring potential risks.
At Blenheim Primary School, safeguarding children is paramount. As such, we look to children, staff, parents, careers and friends to all get involved in understanding and managing technology. This is what we provide:
Every term children are taught esafety, building on their previous awareness and skills, through fun and interactive lessons.
We run workshops for adults, to help you better understand and manage technology at home.
These half hour workshops are a great opportunity for us to discuss any concerns, share best practice and to make sure children are using technology safely, wherever they are. If you have any topics that you would like us to include, or would be interested in coming along to a workshop, please contact us at email@example.com
Moving with the times
As a school, we are proud of being early adopters in new and exciting technology, which enhances children learning.
Due to advances in technology, our esafety policy is constantly reviewed by staff, children and parents. You can read the latest esafety policy here.
We believe your input is vital in ensuring the children remain safe online. So, please feel free to share your ideas about our esafety policy through contacting Mrs J Poplett via firstname.lastname@example.org Equally, please contact us regarding any esafety concerns, or to seek technological advice that will help protect your child.
Why esafety matters to me, the pupil diary....
Knowing how to be SMART when using the internet allows me to be safe and confident online. Year 5.
Some child, and adult, friendly websites to help you better understand esafety.
A non-profit organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children's safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.www.thinkuknow.co.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
A beginners guide to using the Internet safely, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’on-line.
Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
This Ofcom site contains a useful online safety video and guide for parents/carers.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents on understanding their child’s digital world and how to get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!