We are living in an exciting time with new technology being developed and becoming available every day. The introduction of the Internet and new digital devices into our classrooms offer endless ways to create stimulating, engaging learning environments. However, with the introduction of these new tools into our school and our classrooms, we must be aware of the risks and threats that may accompany them. We must educate our teachers, pupils and parents in recognising and avoiding the potential risks associated with using the Internet and digital devices.
During this school year, 2016 - 2017, a focus in our School Development Planning is the review of our E-Safety policy and procedures. We will secure training and advice for staff along with identifying a 'preventative' programme for our pupils. This will be delivered in a range of age appropriate means - through assemblies, performances, workshops, stories, cartoons and songs to enhance the work carried out in class.
As a parent, whilst our children take to this 'new' technology with ease, we struggle to keep up.
We aim to develop this page, to share information with Parents, so that we can strive together to ensure our children's safety
E-Safety Tips for parents Under 5s
E-Safety Tips for parents 6-10
E-Safety Tips for Parents for 11-13
SMART Targets Poster
Safer Internet Day 2017 - Tuesday 7th February
'Safer Internet Day' 2017 takes place worldwide on Tuesday 7th February 2017. The theme this year is - 'Be the Change: Unite for a better Internet'.
As we strive to raise internet safety awareness there will be many activities going on throughout the school.
Parents may like to take a look at some of the resources we will be using. Click the links below to get to the websites.
Smartie the penguin
DigiDucks's Big decision-eBook
The SMART crew
The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew
Safeguarding Board for NI performance 'In the Net'
REIM E-Safety Workshops
O2 NSPCC Online Safety workshop