In school, children are taught Computing and it is used to support learning across the curriculum. The Computing Curriculum states that 'children should be taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.’
As outlined in our E-Safety and Acceptable Use Policy, E-Safety education will be provided in the following ways at Copley Junior:
- A planned e-safety programme will be provided as part of Computing/PSHCE/RSHE and other lessons and will be regularly revisited – this will cover both the use of ICT and new technologies in and outside school
- Key e-safety messages will be reinforced as part of a planned programme of assemblies and tutorial/pastoral activities
- Pupils will be taught in all lessons to be critically aware of the materials/content they access on-line and be guided to validate the accuracy of information
To read our E-Safety and Acceptable Use Policy please click here.
All children are taught how to make effective use of the internet alongside SMART (Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliable, Tell) rules to stay safe online. Our ‘Rules for Responsible Use’ are studied in all years, are displayed in prominent places around school and can be seen below.
‘Safer Internet Day’
We have an annual e-safety focus as part of ‘Safer Internet Day’. This happens in February each year, co-ordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre.
The theme for each class comes from the results of a questionnaire which is completed by all children about their internet use and online behaviours. Key themes include:-
- Keeping your personal information private
- The reliability of online information
- Respect and responsibility
- Ways to recognise and report concerns
- Healthy lifestyle balance of screen and real activities
We received a huge number of well designed entries for our 'Digi-Prints' competition, with children sharing the websites, games and apps they regularly use. As part of our E-Safety Week we discussed that every time we go online we leave our ‘digital footprint’ and therefore we must have regard to our online safety. We hope that our E-Safety Week and ‘digi prints’ display has helped children to understand this important safety message. Well done to our winners, whose entries are pictured below.
Internet Safety Magic Show 2018
Thank you once again to Eugene from the Magic Club of Great Britain. The children (and staff!) were thoroughly absorbed and entertained by the interactive magic show, which combined great humour, mystifying magic tricks and powerful messages about the dangers of cyber bullying and how to keep safe online.
At the end of the show Eugene asked everyone to raise their hand if they knew how to keep safe online!
Internet Safety Week 2018
During Internet Safety Week all classes completed a survey on their internet use, which was followed up with discussion and class work.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors led a whole school assembly to encourage children to think about safety and stranger danger if they choose to communicate with someone online. Their PowerPoint presentation helped children to consider that although someone may appear friendly from their messages online, they may not be whom they appear to be and we need to be careful what personal information we choose to share online.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors encouraged all children to share any concerns with a trusted adult and we reminded children about the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) button as a means to finding out information and reporting concerns. Our assembly finished with the message that as long as children use the internet safely it is a fantastic way to learn and have fun.
As part of their class work, all children wrote their own message on a jigsaw puzzle template to show their commitment to #ItStartsWithUs 'Play your part, together we can build a better internet'.
Internet Safety Road Show
We were pleased to be offered the opportunity to attend Doncaster's Internet Safety Road Show. As well as finding out about new technologies and how to keep safe online, it gave children opportunity to work alongside children from other local schools.
E Safety Competition Winner
We received many creative entries for our competition to design a poster to remind children about the importance of SMART rules around e safety. The winning poster was displayed in school, along with some of the other high quality entries and our winner received a £5 book voucher as part of her prize.
E-Safety at Home
There are many benefits to having online access, but it is important to keep your child safe.
To keep your child safe the following tips should be considered:
- Setting security settings within your browser/s
- Locate the computer/laptop in a family area where possible
- Consider the use of mobiles phones, games consoles, tablets and other devices with access to the Internet
- Regularly check the Internet sites your child has visited by looking in the history and favourites
Your child should also be advised to:
- Tell you about the websites they are using
- Only use child friendly search engines
- Only email people they know
- Never give out personal information
- Never arrange to meet people they have met on the Internet without the approval and consent of a parent/carer first
- Only use a webcam with people they know and with the approval and consent of a parent/carer first
- Tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with
For further information please click on the picture links below:
Think U Know
Visit the 'Think U Know' website by clicking on the image below. This website offers:
- useful information and advice for parents/carers to support you in keeping your child safe online
- guidance section for children aged 5-7 years - find out about Lee and Kim's adventures or watch Hector and his friends learn how to use computers safely
- guidance section for children aged 8-10 years - this includes games and safe ways to game, chat and share online
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, you can report this to CEOP. CEOP has helped thousands of people in need of support. You can visit the 'CEOP' website by clicking on the image below.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The website hosts very useful information for parents/carers on a range of topics including screen time boundaries, social networking, gaming, use of apps, video chat and webcams, live streaming etc. You can visit the 'Childnet International' website by clicking on the image below.
Pupil-Friendly E-Safety Leaflet
Well done to our Year 5/6 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who worked independently to produce this child-friendly e-safety leaflet to give to all the children in school.Thank you to our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for supporting pupils in school to be safe online.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors lead work across school to promote online safety and anti-bullying. To find out more about their work, please visit the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors' website page by clicking here.