Technology has become an integral part of children`s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. New technology and communications are exciting; they are also rapidly changing and becoming increasingly more sophisticated. To that end, E- Safety has become a very important issue in school to ensure that all children and adults remain safe.
At Woodlands, we work hard with pupils, parents and staff to create a community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning. It encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential risks. Our E-Safety policy is monitored and reviewed annually. Through lessons, we ensure that pupils are aware of potential E-Safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies. All concerns are dealt with sensitively and effectively so that pupils, parents and staff feel able and safe to report incidents. Likewise, we report back to parents immediately if we have any concerns regarding E-Safety.
Here are some good websites for parents and carers about keeping your child safe.
Click here for parent guides on social media and online games.
Click here for information on protecting yourself online, online shopping and social media.
Click here for information from the NSPCC about keeping your children safe online.