We have to identify that while technology plays a significant role in our children's lives there are dangers involved. It is important that while we provide our children with the skills and knowledge to use the advancing technology we also provide an essential e-safety education.
The children at Calshot learn about staying safe online. The children learn that the internet can be a valuable and a fun resource and the potential for learning is huge. However, they also learn that there are risks with using it, such as cyberbullying and unlike seeing someone face to face, on the internet, people aren't always what they first seem. At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet.
This can allow the children to access both positive and negative areas of society. As a school, we think it is important for the children to learn about how to stay safe whilst using the internet.
As a result of this, the children participate in e-safety lessons and they also partake in an e-safety Week. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. It is important that as parents you speak to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
If you would like to learn more about e-safety, we would recommend that you visit the following websites: