It is never too early to teach children about e-Safety. We teach them to cross the road safely, to be safe in the sun, and not to talk to strangers. We should ensure we teach them how to stay safe online.
e-Safety is about teaching children how to use the Internet safely, not about restricting their use. A program of study is followed throughout the year which includes resources from the Think U Know website. This is supported by Hector the friendly dolphin who has been installed on each of the computer.
Please take time to look at these resources and discuss them with your child.
The whole school participated in our eSafety day. Internet safety is taught every term building upon previous learning to give an ever increasing understanding of the importance of staying safe. In school we have an effective firewall and strict security measures. The internet is a wonderful resource, but has potential dangers and it is up to us all to equip our children with the skills to keep themselves safe.
Our Perform for Schools Explorer workshop reiterated this by providing a range of fun activities, including role play and signing and games all connected with using the internet safely.
If you would like more information on staying safe on the internet please visit this site www.saferinternetday.org.uk where you can find lots of information on supporting children to stay safe.