The Internet and other technologies have the potential to offer many positive benefits to young pupils. As with everything, this is not without risk. We want pupils to be able to fully exploit the benefits offered by ICT while doing so in a safe manner. Children and young people need the help and support of the school to recognise and avoid e-safety risks and build their resilience.
We have an age-related Online Safety curriculum that is used to promote Online Safety through teaching pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm, understand how to manage risk, and how to take responsibility for their own and others safety and how to be responsible users of technology.
Online Safety is embedded in all relevant areas of the curriculum including research in History/Geography, publishing in English, social skills in PSHE, data handling in Maths and core skills in Computing.
You can find out more about e-safety at Wheatfield by viewing our e-safety and acceptable use policies on our policies webpage. There are also some fun informative resources for children on our Online Safety webpage within the Children tab. Below are some resources for parents/carers on how to promote safe and responsible use of the internet at home.
An excellent website providing lots of useful information advice about how to manage online risks, how to talk to your child about what they're doing online & tools available to keep them safe.
Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world with this fantastic resource from the NSPCC. Find out more about different websites and social media platforms, minimum ages, what you need to k now about them & what children's views are.
A unique, interactive online safety guide for parents and carers with practical advice on how to support your child to use the internet safely and responsibly.
Download Hector for free for your home PC and laptop. If your child sees something they don't like, or they're unsure on something, they click Hector to keep him safe - just like in school.
Lots of information and fantastic advice about how you can help your child to stay safe online including how to talk about online safety with your child, and how to set up parental controls.
This special edition of 'Digital Parenting' from Vodafone has some great articles such as:
-Age timeline of checklists to help your child stay safe.
-How to set up Youtube Safety Mode
-How to set up parental controls on mobile phones and the X Box.