What is E-Safety?
“E-Safety is concerned with the safeguarding of young people in the ‘digital’ world and ensuring that they feel safe when accessing new technology.”
Computing in the 21st Century has an all-encompassing role within the lives of children and adults. New internet and online technologies are enhancing communication and the sharing of information. Current and emerging internet and online technologies used in school and, more importantly in many cases, used outside of school by children include:
The Internet – World Wide Web
Instant messaging (often using simple web cams) e.g. Instant Messenger)
Web based voice and video calling (e.g. Skype)
Online chat rooms
Online discussion forums
Social networking sites (e.g. Facebook)
Blogs and Micro-blogs (e.g. Twitter)
Podcasting (radio / audio broadcasts downloaded to computer or MP3/4 player)
Video broadcasting sites (e.g. YouTube)
Music and video downloading (e.g. iTunes)
Mobile phones with camera and video functionality
Smart phones with e-mail, messaging and internet access
E- Safety is a very important aspect in today’s modern society. It is concerned with the safeguarding of young people in the "digital" world and ensuring that they feel safe when accessing new technology.
At St Robert Bellarmine, we teach all of our children how to stay safe when using technology and ensure that they are aware of what to do if they feel unsafe when in the “digital” world.
We create a safe learning environment through:
An effective range of technological tools
Policies and procedures, with clear roles and responsibilities
The teaching of E-Safety which is embedded into the school curriculum and schemes of work
You can help your child by finding out more about e-safety or by supporting them when accessing child friendly websites at home. These websites are designed for primary school children and enable them to learn more about e-safety through games/video clips etc.
Here are some useful websites:
EYFS and KS1:
Download our E-Safety Posters:
We have these e-safety posters on display in our classrooms. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
E-SAFETY and Digital Images
In order to safeguard all our children and staff it is school policy that any photographs or images taken during school events such as Assemblies, events, celebrations etc. are acceptable for parents/carers to do so. In this instance these images are permitted for personal use only and MUST NOT be shared on any form of social media.
Safer Internet Day 2015
Internet Safety Day was held on 10th February. This year the theme was ‘Let’s create a better internet together’ and all children have enjoyed carrying out activities within class linked to this. Internet Safety Day is a time to refresh the skills that the children learnt in the Autumn Term during their computing lessons.
Safer Internet Day 2016
Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday 9th February 2016. The theme this year was 'Play your part for a better internet' and all children carried out activities in class linked to this.
Please see the supporting documents below for more information.
During a special assembly, we looked at what a digital footprint is and how we must think carefully when using the internet.
A digital footprint is the term used to describe the trail or traces of 'footprints' that people leave online.
The children know that it is important to leave a positive footprint online.
On Tuesday 10th November, a group of Year 5 and 6 children from our Digital Council attended an E-Safety event at Everton FC. There were various guest speakers who discussed issues such as bullying, personal security and social media throughout the day.
The children will add information to our webpage to inform you of key facts from the day so please keep a look out!
Quotes from children about e-safety
During Safer Internet Day 2016, members of our Digital Council interviewed children throughout the school to see what their views were on e-safety.
Here are some quotes from the day:
"I think that learning about e-safety is important because it teaches us how to stay safe in the digital world." (Alex, Year 6)
"I think is makes us aware of how to stay safe online and how to use digital technology." (Scott, Year 6)
"E-safety protects you if you do the right thing." (Olivia, Year 5)
"Report any digital worries to friends and family." (Finn, Year 5)
"I think everyone needs to know about e-safety." (Keira, Year 5)
"It is very important to always follow the SMART rules that are on display around our school." (Emily, Year 5)
"Remember that an internet friend could be a stranger. Never meet up with anyone you meet online." (Adam, Year 4)
"E-Safety keeps us safe." (Joe, Year 4)
"We don't want cyber bullies in our world." (Georgia, Year 3)
"E-safety helps to protect you from harm and strangers. You must always follow the rules." (Levi, Year 3)
"If someone is mean online, don't be mean back. You should always tell an adult straight away." (Holly, Year 3)
"Don't share personal information." (Harry, Year 3)
"Never click on pop-ups, always tell an adult." (Jack, Year 3)
"Never talk to strangers online." (Lewis, Year 3)