E-safety or online safety as it also referred to is the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. In an ever increasing technological world, it is becoming more of an important issues and here at Westbrook Lane we place great importance on this.
Our curriculum covers online safety across the school reflecting how children’s interests and use of technology changes as they grow older.
As technologies continue to develop and children’s online behaviour changes it can often be hard for parents to keep up. Parent workshops regarding internet safety are held on a regular basis. Please see below for the presentation from our most recent workshop. A comprehensive list of resources for you to view can be found further down this page.
Play Like Share
This series follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help them in pursuit of their goal, they need to use it wisely and safely and that ultimately, doing your best, including others and nurturing genuine friendship is much more important than how popular you are.
One of our key messages for our online safety teaching, is to check your privacy settings and be careful regarding who can see your information online.
The following resource explores this and is aimed at Year 4, 5 and 6 children.