ICT & e-safety at Fearnville
At Fearnville Primary School E-Safety is a priority. We have a team of staff and people, involved with the school, driving the importance of E-Safety throughout the school. In addition to this all adults working in school and the parents of children attending the school have signed an "Acceptable Use" policy stating that they will use the computers, equipment and internet safely in our caring school.
Our Team: (Sept 2015)
Mr L Spink (ICT Leader)
Mrs A Green (Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion)
Miss K Todd (Parental Involvement Worker)
Mrs P Campbell (Governor for Safeguarding)
We strive to ensure our children are kept safe by teaching (and continually reminding them) of the dangers found on the internet and through mobile technologies. (This includes texting, Facetime/Skype, Facebook, Instagram etc)
If you have any concerns about your children's safety with regard to these matters, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership team or the E-Safety team, who will ensure your problem is dealt with swiftly.
Information and Communications Technology is an ever increasing part of our lives and forms an essential part of teaching and learning at Fearnville Primary School. Children have access to a wide variety of technologies and resources at Fearnville and we aim for all our pupils to leave Fearnville being competent users of ICT. ICT is also used to support learning across many different areas of the curriculum. Our scheme of work for ICT comprises the following strands -
- Multimedia: Combine text, data, graphics, video and sound.
- Visual Media: Creating and manipulating digital images, animation and video.
- Sound and Music: Recording, creating and manipulating music and sound.
- Research: Research using electronic data and the Internet.
- Data Handling: Collecting, using, manipulating, presenting and interpreting data.
- Programming and Games Creation: Computer programming/coding, games design.
- Modelling: Models and simulations.
E-Safety at Fearnville
While we enjoy using new technologies, we understand the importance of staying safe, especially when using the Internet, in and beyond the context of the classroom.The following websites will help inform you about staying safe online.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – has lots of information for both children and parents about staying safe online, including games and videos.
www.saferinternet.org.uk – information about staying safe online, including setting privacy and parental controls.
This year we celebrated Safer Internet Day! It was a great opportunity for us to remind children of how to stay safe when using the internet. This year's theme was 'Connect with Respect'. Click on the link above to visit their website.
Stay Safe Online checklist
You can use the checklist below to help ensure your child knows how to stay safe online. Can you answer yes to all the statements?
- I have asked my child to show me sites they use.
- I have asked my child to set the security settings on all the technologies they use.
- I have set safe settings on our computer/laptop and set adult content filters on my child’s smart phone.
- My child has agreed to tell me if they are worried about something online.
There are more resources below to enable you to help your child stay safe online. The Smart rules are taught in school as part of e-safety lessons.