Our children today are growing up in a very different world from the one we grew up in. Most children these days have regular access to the internet via PCs, games consoles and mobile technologies. Whilst this instant communication offers fantastic opportunities for learning it is our responsibility as adults to ensure we keep our children safe from any dangers or images that could upset them.
Gabalfa Primary School has a robust e-safety policy in place which was written by our LEA and is soon to be ratified by our Governing body. We are presently developing Acceptable Use Agreements for all staff, pupils and visitors.
All pupils from Year 2 upwards receive e-safety lessons as part of their curriculum and an annual visit from the local Police Officer to talk about the issue of Cyber-bullying.
Key Stage 2 pupils receive assemblies dealing with the issue of e-safety.
Our aim is to provide regular presentations to parents about e-safety as well as support if requested. We will be establishing an E-Safety Group that will ensure that our approaches towards e-safety are as robust as possible.
Please support us by talking to your child about e-safety issues and monitoring what they are doing online and while using technology.
The resources below are provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). PLEASE visit their website to find out more www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Other resources can be seen on their youtube page www.youtube.com/user/ceop