At St Michael's, we consider E-Safety to be a fundamental aspect of our safeguarding practice. We seek to educate the children in both the positive aspects and risks associated with the online world of today. The E-Safety Policy includes more details regarding the approach the school take in this aspect of the curriculum.
Pupils are taught about E-Safety as part of the Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) and Computing curricula. Topics covered are age appropriate, and support our pupils in navigating the online world in a safe and secure environment. These topics throughout the first school journey include:
- Recognising dangerous situations online - risk management
- Building positive relationships - respect, kindness, being a good friend
- Managing feelings and emotions
- The role of media influence in our world
- Evaluating the reliability of digital content
Please see our E-Safety Scheme of work for more information regarding topic content.
Acceptable User Agreement
As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping your child safe, children sign an Acceptable Use Policy when they start school. These are reviewed as a class every year and displayed in classrooms.
We also have age appropriate set of online safety rules that are used when teaching E-Safety and throughout the wider curriculum. Feel free to display these at home and refer to it when your child has access to the internet, in much the same way as we will do in school. The AUP and online safety rules form part of the displays in school that encourage children to behave safely and responsibly when online and therefore offer continuity between home and school.
Online Safety Advice
An overview of key online safety advice and tips to assist parents of different age groups how to stay safe whilst exploring the online environment can be found below. Please click on the age group guide which applies for you.
An overview of age restrictions for social media platforms can be viewed below.
Parental Controls Advice
Below are resources to support parents/carers with setting parental controls on various apps, websites and devices.
If you would like further support with physically setting up devices, please contact Mrs Herbert via the school office.
- Being Safe Online Greet on the Gate! Come and say hello to Mrs Herbert on the main gate next Wednesday (4/10/23).
- Head over to the 'Children's Zone' to find our new 'Being Safe Online' page for children.
Guide of the Month
(If you would like a paper copy to display at home but don't have a printer, please let the office know).
***THE OCTOBER GUIDE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY***
National Online Safety Guides
Below are resources to support parents/carers understand more about apps and programmes their children may access. This list is a 'work in progress' so please pop back at a later date!
This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security and more.
Have you seen the website common-sense media ?
This website is to help support and protect your child online. You can find reviews and age ratings of various games, DVDs and books. There are also parent guides to different games.
Digital Parenting Magazine
Digital Parenting helps you to get more involved with the technology that young people enjoy today. The Vodafone Digital Parenting website is full of information and advice from experts, parents and teachers on a range of topics. Click the link below to find out more:
Vodafone Digital Parenting have also published a series of informative magazines that can be viewed below:
Please click on the button below to report any E-Safety concerns.