Modern technology and the internet are wonderful tools if utilised correctly. However, they have an element of danger when using them and it is extremely important to remain pro-active to ensure that children know what to do to remain safe.
E-safety is a very important part of school life at Our Lady of Hartley. Children are taught about e-safety in a variety of ways. Firstly and foremost, it is embedded into the computing curriculum. Children are taught the necessary skills to keep them safe during each topic.
E-safety is also discussed in whole school assemblies throughout the year to ensure that children remember the skills that they have been taught.
Safer Internet Day is also used as an opportunity to educate children about how to remain safe and how to make the correct choices. More information about Safer Internet Day can be found here.
E-safety for Parents
Parent information sessions take place annually. In these sessions, the Computing Subject Leader and the Family Liaison Officer present to parents some of the issues facing children in relation to technology and the internet in today’s world.
If you were unable to make this year’s session, you may find the following links and documentation helpful.
Connectsafely.org have a variety of useful documents for parents including: