Online Safety Statement
In an age of rapid integration of technologies and growing accessibility of information and data, it is essential that schools provide children with digital literacy skills to thrive in an ever-changing 21st century.
At Maundene, Online Safety is integral to our responsibility to ensure that children are kept safe in school. We are committed to the safe and responsible integration of technology throughout our school and recognise technology as a valuable tool for learners of all ages.
All pupils are given opportunities to creatively embrace technology as an essential part of our curriculum. This is achieved through the integration of classroom interactive displays, iPads, laptops, EdTech such as robotics, and of course, the internet.
There are well-publicised concerns regarding material on the internet, some of which is unsuitable for pupils. Whilst it is impossible to ensure that children will not access such material, our school, in liaison with London Grid for Learning, takes all necessary and reasonable measures to minimise the pupils’ access to such material. This includes:
- Network filtering provided by LGfL to ensure that children cannot gain access to website that includes unsuitable material.
- The requirement of both teaching and support staff to ensure that children are continually supervised whilst using a device connected to the internet.
The safe and responsible use of the internet is also an integral aspect of our partnership curriculum and woven throughout our computing curriculum provision.
What is e-safety?
E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
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Please click here to view our E-Safety Policy
Here are some useful links to sites to help you keep your child/ren safe on devices and the internet.
Keeping your child safe on the internet
Guide to the social networks your child uses
Talking with your child about staying safe online and what to do if you have any concerns
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s experienced Child Protection Advisors
Fun videos/cartoons for 5-7 years about using computers safely
Fun site for 8-10 about using internet safely and what to do if they feel unsure
Site for 11-13 year olds
Parents- protecting your child from abuse online