Here at Ad Astra Infant School, we believe that understanding and using the internet safely is crucial in today's digital world. E-safety lessons are taught to all the children to give them the confidence and education to explore the internet whilst remaining safe online.
Our school has an 'E-safety Champion' who works hard to keep everyone safe on-line by leading assemblies, organising the annual E-safety day and attending training to remain up to date with the latest developments.
E-safety is a home/school issue
In recent years there has been a convergence of different technologies. As well as computers, today’s games consoles allow us to play more than just games. We can now also play DVDs, go online and chat to the person we are playing with. So your child may be playing a game with someone from the other side of the world and much more besides!
How you can increase E-Safety at home:
- Have access to computers and the Internet in places where it can be monitored, such as the living room
- Talk to your child about their use of ICT and get them to talk to you should they feel uncomfortable or access anything that concerns them
- Use filtering or monitoring software
Below are some links to sites you might find useful for more information:
Think U Know for 5 – 7 year olds Hector’s World
Support Tools - Support your child at home
CEOP KS1 Film 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs 7 yrs - YouTube
Smartie the Penguin - Childnet
Jessie & Friends (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Know It All Resources from Childnet.
Vodafone – Digital Parenting magazine