Here at West Rise Junior School we are dedicated to making our school a safe environment for children to use technology and 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.
We hold an annual Safer Internet Day, usually tied in with the National Safer Internet Day, with children taking part in various activities throughout the day to help them remember how to stay safe online.
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.
There are many websites that have useful information for both parents and children, a few of which are below:
Information for parents:
Information for pupils:
What to do if you are having problems
Receiving nasty messages
Receiving odd emails