E-Safety information for parents/carers
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Westende Junior School. 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. Any e-Safety incidents are managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
With children now having access to an ever increasing range of devices, we can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Of course, we encourage the use of technology and celebrate the countless opportunities it offers including enjoyment of communication, access to resources/games, learning and developing global citizenship.
Children can accidently or deliberately be exposed to unwanted or unpleasant content or comments online and there are steps you can take at home to minimise this risk.
Below is a presentation that guides you through the points to consider when children are using technology at home, and also information that guides you through the steps you can take to set privacy and parental controls on a number of devices.
We are aware that many of our parents are incredibly ‘tech savvy’ but also appreciate that in many cases our children know more about new technology and how to use it than we do! To ensure we help our children be safe in this ever developing digital age, we would be grateful if you could take the time to explore these resources to support your child in becoming a responsible user of technology.
Many thanks for your support.