Internet Safety @ Swimbridge
E-Safety is taught across the school to all pupils at an age appropriate level. As they develop their knowledge of the exciting online world they look at potential risks and learn strategies to keep themselves safe.
Topics covered include:
keeping personal information private
how to get help and support
using technology safely
being respectful online (cyber bullying)
being responsible online (digital footprint)
how to recognise acceptable and unacceptable online behaviour
how to report incidents
Our Internet Safety Code was developed from pupil's ideas and agreed by the school council to give children ownership. All children learn about the code and sign a copy which is displayed in their classrooms and referred to regularly.
Throughout the year we also work with parents to empower them with the knowledge to support their children at home. We achieve this through workshops, questionnaires and information leaflets.
Social Media and Networking
If you or your child have any questions or concerns about any aspects of social media or social networking, then you may be interested to look at the information that The Park Community School has published on their website (please note that some of this content is aimed at older children).
Websites with information, advice and support for parents:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40566026 - Sexting
www.betterinternetforkids.org.eu – Information on popular online content
www.commonsensemedia.org – Game and website lists, advice and information
www.net-aware.org.uk – Search for information on sites, games and apps
NSPCC and O2: 0808 800 5002 – free advice on setting up parental controls, privacy settings, apps etc.
Safe gaming sites for pupils:
www.topmarks.co.uk - Educational games
www.crickweb.co.uk - Educational games
www.code.org/learn - Lots of activities to explore with your child based on programming skills