Here at West Rise Junior School we have been working with East Sussex County Council to make our school a safe environment for children to use technology. More than ever, it is essential that children also know how to be safe on the internet wherever they are using it as we know more and more children have regular, unsupervised use of the internet, including social media outside of school. Our annual E-safety day is always held in the same week as the national 'Safer Internet Day' and this year was no different. To find out more about what the children did this year please look at the class blogs (see Brilliant Blogs above).
As well as our annual day E-Safety lessons are given at least every other term throughout the year and teachers regularly refer to it whenever computers/laptops/tablets are being used ensuring it remains a topic of high priority.
As a school we have adopted the phrase "Zip it, Block it, Flag it" to help our pupils stay E-safe. Please see the above picture for more details.
For parents and pupils, below is guidance from East Sussex County Council about what you can do at home to ensure you are E-safe. If you would like more information, have any concerns or would like a copy of our new E-safety policy please contact the school office.
Information for parents:
What is E-safety?
Parent fact sheet
ICT safety guide for parents
E-safety dos and don'ts in the home
Information for pupils:
What to do if you are having problems
Receiving nasty messages
Receiving odd emails