E-safety at Queen’s Drive
At Queen's Drive we have a whole school approach which ensure staff, governors, volunteers and parents teach children about online safety. We would like all pupils to be aware of the benefits technology brings but also to be aware how harmful it can be.
Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks. Therefore, E-safety forms a fundamental part of our schools’ safeguarding and child protection measures.
What does E-safety look like in our school?
We teach our children how to keep safe on the internet in our computing curriculum through Purple Mash lessons.
We embed e-safety through child-friendly discussions in the form of safe internet rules from EYFS to Year 2 and discuss in detail the steps they can take to protect their personal details.
We foster an open environment in which children and young people are encouraged to ask any questions and participate in ongoing conversations about the benefits and dangers of the online world through assemblies and discussions before accessing the internet.
We have e-safety week in the academic year where we have lots of discussions about social media restrictions and how to keep safe online.
We work closely with parents to make sure children are accessing the Internet safely at home.
You will find below websites for parents and carers on how to keep children safe online. A really useful website to help you discuss Internet safety with your child is thinkuknow. You will find videos to share with your child.
Please see the attachments below about social media, balancing screen time and playing age related games.
You will also find our latest Parent meeting powerpoint with lots of useful information given by 'Safer Internet UK'