At Heyes Lane Primary School we are committed to ensuring the safety of all our pupils. Part of this commitment is to ensure the safety of our children when they are using the World Wide Web, both within school and when they access it from outside of the school grounds.
Through our Computing curriculum we teach our children that they have a right to feel safe when using technology and what they should do if they see any content that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable. Leon Pietrzak (Footlights) has been working with Y2 to Y6 children on e-safety this term.
The previous Footlights Online Safety presentation, which is aimed at parents (minus some of the video clips) has been uploaded below and we hope that this will help you with an understanding of how to help your children to stay safe when using the technology which we are now surrounded by in our digital world. As I'm sure you appreciate, with all the changes in technology come changes in the dangers posed to users, as a result of this we will be hosting an E-safety meeting for parents in the Spring Term; many parents felt that the previous meeting gave them lots of useful information and tips for keeping their children safe and recommended it to other parents. Please make time to attend this meeting if you can (date to be confirmed). As with any concerns that you have about your child, we welcome discussion with parents and are available if you have an issue you wish to discuss.
You will also find below some links to websites which offer advice on a range of internet safety issues and advice and reviews about books, films, APPs and computer games suggesting appropriate ages for use.