E Safety

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way. It is important that we work together as a community to ensure that the internet is a safe space for our children. 

You can access the Department of Education's online support website for parents here - http://parentinfo.org/ 

The Department for Education's latest advice for CyberBullying is attached within this page. 

At Home

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

You can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.  Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online

To try and help help parents with the fast moving and changing world of the internet, we have compiled a list of useful sites that can support E-Safety at home. 

These websites can help give you more information to ensure that your child stays safe online and help you to be able to monitor your child’s safety on the internet as well.

At School

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of Computing skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. Children in all year groups complete a unit based on E-Safety each year and is threaded throughout the lessons.

We have a set of KS1 and KS2 Safety Rules that are attached below. Acceptable Use Policies for KS1, KS2 and Staff are also attached below. 

We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. We also use a monitoring system to ensure that we monitor the use of the internet of our children in school. 

 

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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
Manchester
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 219 6630
Fax: 0161 231 0372
admin2@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk

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