At Sacred Heart Primary School, we take e-safety extremely seriously. We believe that it is the right of all children to feel safe and secure when using technology.
We teach children to use the internet and other technologies safely, and we show them how to behave in an appropriate manner. They know what to do if they feel uncomfortable with anything they see or hear either online or through other technology such as mobile phones. We have a simple procedure which we hope is also used at home:
If anything makes you feel scared or uncomfortable online tell a responsible adult straight away.
It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology, and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen.
We show children how to keep their data and security safe, and we teach them to be critical of the things they see online.
Our e-safety policy and Computing policy hold detailed information about how we ensure our children remain safe in their use of technology. You will soon be able to download them below once they have been updated for the new curriculum.
E-Safety Information for Parents
It is really important that parents and carers work with us to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about e-safety, we are not just talking about the internet. We are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as X-Box), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.
There are several elements to e-safety that we teach at Sacred Heart:
- How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we shouldn't
- How to keep ourselves safe - keeping our details private and keeping our data secure
- How to behave when using technology - being courteous and responsible, and what to do if others treat us in a way which is not kind. This strand also links with our behaviour and anti-bullying policies.
- Encouraging a healthy use of technology - not over-using mobiles, consoles or computers.
When your children start at Sacred Heart, you will be asked to fill out our:
- permissions form, which enables your child to be in photos and videos we may use in and around school or on the school website,
- AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) when the children enter Key Stage 1 and again in Key Stage 2, this details some of the ways in which we encourage children to behave, and outlines our rules for safe use of technology.
You can download both of these documents at the bottom of this page.
Have a look at these fantastic new resources that will help you set up technology to be as safe as possible at home. See below for information on parental controls for the Wii, See below
for information about Playstation parental controls, and See below
for information about setting controls for Xbox consoles. There are further guides for setting parental controls on other devices below