E Safety Parent Workshop
Later this term Mr Turner, our Computing Subject Leader, will once again be hosting two parent workshops on internet safety.
In this fast moving world of technology, we feel it is important that parents are aware of how to keep their children safe on the internet.
Several documents have been produced to support the workshops which we would like to share with you. Please click on the links below to access the documents.
E-Safety Acceptable Use Policy
New technologies have been integral to the lives of children and young people in today's society, both within schools and in their lives outside school. The first internet and other digital information and communications technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. They also bring opportunities for staff to be more creative and productive in their work. All users should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
Copthorne CE Junior School's E-Safety Acceptable Use Policy has been developed around the Ofsted 'Outstanding' South West Grid for Learning E-Safety Policy document and was revised by a working group made up of Headteacher, Senior Leaders, Computing curriculum Subject Leader, Staff - including teachers, support staff, IT Technician and governors.
This policy applies to all members of the Copthorne CE Junior School community (including staff, pupils, volunteers, parents/carers, visitors, community users) who have access to and are users of the school's IT systems both in and out of the school.
All pupils, staff, parents/carers, volunteers, governors and members of the wider community visiting the school, are all obliged to read, agree and sign the relevant Acceptable Use Agreement before having access to the school's network or IT infrastructure. These Acceptable Use Agreements are available to download and view using the links below.
The policy available to download and view below, comprehensively encompasses a huge range of important e-safety areas including roles and responsibilities, policy statements and appendices outlining additional guidance and expectations.
The Copthorne School “Computing Curriculum”
Our school Computing Curriculum has been fully revised and updated in-line with the new curriculum, including clear progression across Key Stage 2 for:
• Computer Science (Coding)
• Information Technology (use of programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and photo/paint software)
• Digital Literacy (including use of websites, understanding networks and internet safety)
Think then Click
These rules help us to stay safe on the Internet
We only use the internet when an adult is with us
We can click on the buttons or links when we know what they do.
We can search the Internet with an adult.
We always ask if we get lost on the Internet.
We can send and open emails together.
We can write polite and friendly emails to people that we know.
Key Stage 2
Think then Click
e-Safety Rules for Key Stage 2
- We ask permission before using the Internet.
- We only use websites that an adult has chosen.
- We tell an adult if we see anything we are uncomfortable with.
- We immediately close any webpage we not sure about.
- We only e-mail people an adult has approved.
- We send e-mails that are polite and friendly.
- We never give out personal information or passwords.
- We never arrange to meet anyone we don’t know.
- We do not open e-mails sent by anyone we don’t know.
- We do not use Internet chat rooms.