E-Safety at St Luke’s

Technology plays a significant part in our curriculum and teaching and learning of our pupils.  The school uses a range of technology; interactive whiteboards, ipads, laptops, bee-bots, cameras, video recorders etc.   As children move up through the school their  access to various  types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of  various online risks. 

It is very important that in today’s society that pupils can use new technology safety whilst in school but also that they know how to stay safe out of school using smart phones, chat rooms, instant messaging, social media, blogs and gaming sites etc.  E-safety is used throughout our computing curriculum and cross-curricular approach. Every child in our care needs to be safe, and the same principles applied to the ‘virtual’ or ‘digital’ world should be applied to the school’s physical buildings.  

As a school we ensure that our processes are secure; Safe use of e-mail ; Safe use of Internet including use of internet-based communication services, such as instant messaging and social network; Safe use of school network, equipment and data; Safe use of digital images and digital technologies, such as mobile phones and digital camera; Publication of children information/photographs and use of website and following EBullying / Cyberbullying procedures.  

For further details, please click on the links below.  

If you have any queries about e-safety at home or at school, please contact the school and we will be happy to help you. 

If you have any queries about e-safety at home or at school, please contact the school and we will be happy to help you.

How to use the internet safely:

Keeping children and young people safe online is one of the biggest challenges facing society today and it is all of our responsibility to ensure that children are educated to make positive, informed choices when they are online.

We highly recommend National Online Safety to parents and carers.

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These are just a selection of the excellent free guidance from the National Online Safety (now part of The National College).

Please visit their sites for more guidance on social media, gaming apps, cyberbullying and devices.

 

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