The internet in school provides opportunities for pupils to access a wide range of information that supports the curriculum, granting them independence and fuelling their curiosity. Accessing the internet safely in school is essential for all children as it helps them to develop a responsible and mature approach to accessing information. It is a vital tool for pupils as the internet and technology will only ever become more intertwined in our lives, Telferscot realises the importance of safety on the internet known as E-safety.
E-safety is embedded within our Curriculum and each year children are reminded of its importance; this is done within Computing lessons that are taught once a week throughout the school. Alongside workshops and celebrating Safer Internet Day each year, we know our children are aware of the benefits and dangers of the Internet and the online world.
Each class has a set of laptops and iPads to use within lessons and group work. Pupils using the Internet, whether this is on a laptop or iPad, are always supervised appropriately. They are also taught to validate information before accepting it as true and to discriminate between fact and opinion.
Issues of cyberbullying are explored with children and they learn how to use messaging systems safely.
More information on can be found using the links below: Thinkuknow website: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/