The growing use of technology and the access we all now have to the internet has certainly been of benefit, but has also created some potential dangers. With the use of tablet computers, mobile phones and the increased access to social media it is important that schools prepare the children they teach for the potential dangers posed by the use of these technologies. At Sunny Bank Primary School, E-safety is not only embedded into our computing curriculum, but also forms an integral part of our Teaching and Learning.
A fundamental part of our school Curriculum is ensuring that the pupils of Sunny Bank Primary are safe. Through our approach we aim to teach pupils how to use the internet safely and securely, so they are able to make informed choices online. We believe that the pupils of Sunny Bank benefit from having experience of, and access to, a range of technologies in order to broaden their understanding.
E-safety is taught in all year groups in order to ensure that our pupils leave us in Year Six equipped to make informed choices that will help keep them safe. We strive to regularly review our polices and teaching to ensure that new and emerging technologies are incorporated into our curriculum.
- Acceptable Use of the Internet Policy 2017
- Internet Search Engines for use with Pupils
- E-safety Policy 2017
Our school is part of Parent Zone’s Digital Schools Membership programme, recognising our commitment to keeping our pupils safer online, and making sure we work with you to achieve this.
Our Digital Schools membership gives you FREE access to Parent Zone’s brand new Parent Lounge with:
- Online training
- Expert advice and information on all things digital
- Access to a free help service for all your tech questions
To get started, go to https://parentzone.org.uk/parents/discover-parent-lounge
- Click ENTER PARENT LOUNGE
- Click on the pink ADD TO CART button
- On the next page click checkout. You’ll then be asked to enter your email address.
- On the next page, you will need to enter the coupon code DSP16 to ensure you have free access. The code gives you a 100% discount.
Once you’ve completed the short registration you’ll receive two emails - one confirming your order and one with log in instructions. After clicking the link in the email press the log in button to set a password, then you’ll be directed to the Parent Lounge.
Once you have logged in the Parent Lounge will always be accessible at this link: https://parentzone.org.uk/parents/discover-parent-lounge
Parenting in the Digital Age - www.pitda.co.uk
Also attached here are two links to another site “Digital Parenting”, which has excellent advice and guidance for parents around E-safety;