It is very important to stay safe when using the internet at home or at school. This includes any devices which use the internet (games consoles, phones, tablets, etc). All children are taught e-safety at school and should be aware of what to do if something happens.
When using any computer, tablet or phone device remember SMART:
Never give out any personal details
Don’t arrange meetings with people online
Only open emails & texts from people you trust
Online people aren’t always who they say they are. Only talk to friends and family that you already know.
Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable
Some useful links for more on e-safety are:
The most effective way to safeguard children is to teach them to recognise their feelings, voice their feelings, and who they can talk to when they are worried, sad or confused.
At Westvale Park we do this from nursery/reception by introducing children to The Colour Monster.
As your child goes through the school they will engage with key texts, celebrations, and assemblies to explore key themes such as: positive relationships, bullying, consent, worries, mental health, road safety, diversity. These themes are plotted alongside our computing curriculum and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, which also cover the statutory guidance for keeping children safe.