E-Safety Whole School Audit:
This week, we welcomed ‘Education Child Protection Ltd.’ to St. Catherines. They were invited into our school to conduct a full Audit of the schools proficiency to provide both the children and the staff with an internet safe learning environment. As expected, you will be pleased to know that they were thrilled with everything that St. Catherines have put in place, to ensure your children’s safety online. Here are but just a few of the lovely things they had to say about our school’s internet safety practice;
“All staff take active responsibility for E-Safety”.
“E-Safety education programme takes place and is fully embedded in all aspects of the curriculum in all years and in other school activities”.
“Young people are themselves involved in E-Safety education, with peer mentoring between year groups taking place”.
“The school has carefully considered its approach to E-Safety and provides a consistent E-Safety message to all members of the school community, through a variety of media and activities that promote whole school input. This is particularly apparent when walking around the school with all classrooms and hallways displaying, tips, posters and messages”.
At St. Catherines we are always striving to progress in every area. As a result, we have an action plan in place to further improve our internet safety. We intend to set up a school E-Safety Committee made up of students, governors and parents, to help raise awareness to any E-Safety issues. In addition to this, we will ensure that our policies are adapting and being amended, as quickly as technology is evolving, to ensure that we stay up to date with rapidly progressive technologies.
Well done to all the children and staff at St.Catherines.
Josh David and Kate Alexander.
I am sure that all parents and carers are familiar with childline and the fantastic work that they do, supporting children and young people, but how many parents and carers know that childnet (an online support tool for children and young people – focused only on internet dangers) exists too? Thanks to childnet, both children and parents/carers have had somewhere to turn to when they feel unsafe online. This handy document is a useful guideline that I would recommend all parents use. Full of conversation starters, top tips, checklists for parents and SMART internet use rules; it has everything you need. Simply click the link below and be internet safe!
Josh David and Kate Alexander
As promised, Ashley (the E-Safety expert) has sent me the PDF version of the resources he used for his fantastic talk. I have now posted these onto the website, so that even if you weren’t at the talk, you can still benefit from the resources, and help keep your children E-Safe.
Excellent E-Safety Expert Talk
Thank you so much to all the parents who attended our talk this Thursday. We had the best ever turnout recorded for E-Safety at St. Catherine’s, with about 75 parents attending! This really highlights the fantastic partnership that we are forming between our school and our parents. If you wanted to follow up on some of the advice given, or didn’t get a chance to attend the talk, then don’t worry. All the details from the talk will be uploaded in the next couple of days to the school’s E-Safety page. Click on the link below to find these details.
Josh David and Kate Alexander