We place high value on the opportunities for learning that the internet provides. We also recognise the importance of eSafety, particularly with a custom built learning platform such as Digital Wings.
Discrete eSafety sessions are taught from Year 1 to Year 6 as part of PSHE but is not exclusive to these sessions. It is vital that our school’s Digital Community (children, families, school staff and other schools we interact with) recognise the need for continuous learning about safe internet use and beyond. This inevitably means children will make occasional mistakes and poor choices. It is our responsibility as a Digital Community to help turn these isolated issues into learning opportunities which will support children making better choices and less mistakes in the future.
We do not see eSafety as simply a technology based issue. Technology provides the vehicle within which issues occur however it is primarily (but not solely) the behaviours that are associated with incidents of eSafety that need to be addressed. Therefore references to eSafety run through our Anti Bullying and Behaviour policies as well as a discrete eSafety Policy viewable below.
In addition to the rules found on Digital Wings, we have adopted Lancashire Rights and Responsibilities, which can be viewed here.
Below are links and resources where you can find more about current issues and how we can work together to support your child’s eSafety.
The school’s ESafety policy can be read along with other school policies by clicking on ‘Policies’ on the top navigation menu.