At Preston Hedge’s we take e-safety very seriously. Our pupils follow an acceptable use policy which ensures that our pupils use ICT equipment appropriately.We have an e-safety assembly each term for all pupils, where we discuss how to use technology and the internet, and where we ensure that our pupils recognise what they need to do in order to keep themselves safe. E-safety is fully embedded within our ICT curriculum, and our e-safety lessons use the recommended CEOP’s ‘thinkuknow’ education programme, which has been specifically created for primary school children.
In order to ensure that all members of the school community feel confident about keeping our children safe on line, we offer an e-Safety meeting provided for parents annually.
Below you can find our Internet Monitoring Policy and the Acceptable Use Policy:
Support for parents with Cyber Bullying
CyGen E-Safety Project with University of Northampton 2017-2019
Year 5 have been working on the CyGen project – a development project, which the University of Northampton heads, to create an E-safety software that can be rolled out into other schools across the country to help teach and inform children and parents about being safe online. Currently, the children have been working on initial ideas and forming them through use of technology and hands on activities with playdough and lego. By exploring these topics and creating this software, it allows the children to have a greater understanding of being safe online and, therefore, part this knowledge onto others. This project is in conjunction with 3 other countries in Europe and gives the opportunity for them to develop their skills of working with other people in the wider community. CyGen also partook in a parents focus group in which they gauged how children use internet at home and how parents perceive internet safety. Looking ahead, we are continuing our work with CyGen to explore further ideas on how we stay safe online and creating a software to present this information.
In the picture below we worked with the design team in Belgium, via live video link!