St Blaise is committed to seeing every child flourish in our care. We love to see the children inspired and we are proud of how creative and innovative they are when using different technologies. The children and staff are constantly using the iPads, the Chromebooks, PurpleMash and other interactive and online tools to help our learning flourish.
We have a wide range of strategies and resources in place to make sure every child is safe and secure when online, including: safe search engines that are monitored and filtered, e-safety days where we learn how to stay safe online and secure, password protected online teaching resources.
The children learn about e-safety throughout the year. We focus on e-safety during e-safety days and through out PSHE scheme of work. The children are taught to always seek adult support if they see, hear, are asked about or find something online that makes them feel uncomfortable or that they are unsure of.
During our recent safety day, each class had an e-safety focus. This year Oak took part in a safety day, Poplar created online safety posters, Willow created story boards to show what a character should do in different scenarios that may be faced whilst using the internet, and Maple updated our computing codes of conduct which can be found here:
Parent Online Safety Information:
Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers and children.
- Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Internet Matters: Children aged 0-5 online safety video
- Internet Matters: Children aged 6-10 online safety video
- Internet Matters: Children aged 11-13 online safety video
- Online safety guide
- Parent guide to instagram
- Parent guide to online gaming
- Parent guide to snapchat
- BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online
- Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
- www.whoishostingthis.com – Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety Introduction.
Parent workshops and training are offered at regular intervals. Please support us in training our children to be safe and responsible users of technology and online resources.
If you have any queries about e-safety please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for e-safety is Mrs Karen Green. Any safeguarding concerns or breaches of e-safety must be reported to her using the school safeguarding procedures.
The IT Policy can be found on the policies page as can the IT staff use policy.
Report online abuse by clicking the button below:
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function.