E-Safety Week and Safer Internet Day

This week is E-safety Week and Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day.

 

What is E-safety?

E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones.  It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.

How will Werneth Primary School raise awareness?

As a school, we will be delivering lessons looking at E-safety and some of the issues which modern technology promotes.

For example:

  1. Youtube usage and uploading/viewing inappropriate videos
  2. Understanding Cyber Bullying and who to report issues to
  3. Children knowing and understanding what CEOP is
  4. Children sending inappropriate messages to each other via text, social media or XBOX Live etc.

There will also be an assembly on Monday and the School Council will be doing some activities and work with the children during break times and lunchtimes.

How will we help parents?

Due to the increased number of issues being reported, we held a parents meeting about E-safety during the Autumn Term and we have already sent out the ‘Digital Guide’ for parents for Spring Term.

However, Assistant Principal Miss Katie Malley will be delivering a parent session on Tuesday (7th February) morning about Safer Internet Day, for any parents who wish to attend.

In addition to this, the E-safety Lead for Oldham has been invited to school to deliver a parent session, which will be scheduled for next half term.

Further information

For further information, please follow the links below. Please feel free to use these child-friendly, interactive websites to discuss E-safety with your children further, if you so wish.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

 

Thank you for your support.