We live in an ever changing world of technology, social media, apps and gaming. It is very hard to keep up with the fast pace of this every changing world but it is important that we are aware of e-Saftey.
Has something happened online that has made your child feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors. Or, if you have been a victim of online abuse or you’re worried about somebody else, let us know securely.
Keeping Safe Online at St Catherine's
The level of expectation on children’s capabilities for using new technologies has significantly risen with the new National Curriculum, placing a strong emphasis on computer science and computing programming skills. The skills across new technologies and computing are essential to children’s learning and where necessary teachers at St Catherine's ensure they are integrated into all areas of the curriculum. New technologies require children to be able to interact competently with computers, laptops, tablets and a continually growing number of other devices, exploring a variety of programmes and software to fully support and extend their learning.
St Catherine’s school recognise the essential and important contribution that technology plays in promoting children’s learning and development and offers a fantastic range of positive activities and experiences. We strongly believe that everyone should know how to stay safe online and when using new technologies Staff and governors at St Catherine’s are committed to raising awareness and playing their part in ensuring the children understand how to avoid putting themselves at risk by staying safe online We collectively hold a responsibility to encourage digital literacy in all pupils and strive to build digitally literate children. As a school we recognise our role in safeguarding children when using technology and ensuring they are equipped with the skills to use technology safely.
e-Safety is embedded within our school curriculum and covered in our Online Safety & Data Security Policy (inlcuding Acceptable Use)
For your information:
Miss Irons runs an eSafety drop-in every break time for children who have any concerns or queries regarding keeping safe online.
Useful Websites for Parents
We recognise our responsibility to educate all users on their awareness of the range of risk associated with e-Safety. This also means working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that all parties are educated to ensure children’s safety. Below are some websites which you can visit at home to support both you and your child in keeping safe online.