Safeguarding & E – Safety
At St James, we believe that e-safety is of a paramount importance. Not only is the implementation of technological safeguards enough, but also the education of our children in understanding the relevant issues which are increasingly becoming prevalent in their lives. Below is a PDF document on e-safety guidance for parents as well as informative website links targeted for parents and children to further inform you on how to roam the digital world in a safe and guarded manner.
Safe Class Blogs
Regarding class blogs and comments made, the following are some key guidelines to ensure a safe and pleasant environment:
- Children should only use their first names when blogging.
- Parents / Carers who comment should should identify themselves as ‘Sam’s Mum’ or ‘Sam’s Uncle’ and avoid adding the child’s full name.
- All comments are moderated by the teacher responsible for that blog before they appear.
- Always be respectful for other people’s work – be positive if you are going comment.
- Please write in full sentences and read your comments back carefully before submitting.
For Safer Internet Day T2 looked at why it is important to stay safe online and ways to protect ourselves when using the internet. Other topics that we discussed was what to do if a stranger speaks to you and cyber bullying.
We came up with ways to stay safe and created posters to display in our classroom.
We realise that parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. At times though, it can be challenging. Please take a look NSPCC website for hints and tips on parenting and useful brochures such as how to keep your children safe online. There is also a free phone number for you to ring for advice.Website address – www.nspcc.org.uk