E-Safety in School
At Waverley Abbey, we teach pupils to become responsible digital citizens. Children learn to be safe online by exploring online relationships, reputation and bullying and develop an understanding of their self-image and identity. In addition, pupils learn how to safely manage online information and understand the principles of privacy, security and copyright. Our approach to digital citizenship is holistic and we discuss the impact that technology can have on our health, well-being and life-style.
E-Safety at Home
Our children are being exposed to the ever increasing technological world and many of them pick up technology at a faster rate than adults. However, they need not only the knowledge but also the wisdom of how to behave in the virtual world and we feel that this is of paramount importance.
We follow an e-safety curriculum in addition to our computing scheme of work. More detail can be found under the E-Safety tab. In addition to this we aim to work in partnership with parents to ensure that the safe and responsible use of technology is transferred from school to home.
Visit the 'Think U Know' website for more top tips and e-safety games and videos:
A Parent’s Guide to Technology: The UK Safer Internet Centre has created this guide to answer commonly asked questions and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.
Internet Parental Controls: The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time. Video tutorials on how to download and use these controls are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
Safety Tools on Social Networks and other Online Services: Information and advice on the safety tools, age requirements and terms and conditions for a variety of online services popular with young people.
Online Gaming: Childnet’s guide contains helpful advice and information on supporting children and young people playing games online.
Music, Film, TV and the Internet: Childnet has also developed this guide with the music, film and television industries to inform parents, teachers and young people about how to stay safe and legal when enjoying entertainment on the internet or via a mobile device.
Young People and Social Networking Sites: Aims to help parents understand the positive and creative ways young people are using social networking spaces (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). It also points out the potential risks of using these sites and ways to minimise these risks.
Looking for a way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter? Check out the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine now:
Online Safety Advice from the NSPCC
Helping parents keep children safe online
Many parents rely on schools to help keep them up to speed and help deal with any online issues. There are lots of easy ways that you can encourage parents to discover the information they need please see the link below for some downloadable materials to help you.