Internet/electronic safety (or e-safety) is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school.
At St Matthew's we believe that children should not be completely restricted in what they can access; instead we educate them to make the right choices and become responsible users of technology as we believe this will prepare them more fully for their future role in the world.
We teach e-safety throughout the year to ensure all children are up to date on how to stay safe as well as assemblies and PSHCE lessons around responsible use.
We also want to help our parents improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can support their children in using the internet and digital media in a safe and secure way.
Every year we support 'Safer Internet Day', coming together to raise further awareness of e-Safety as well as celebrating the wide ranging uses and benefits of technology.
This year, our theme is 'together for a better internet'. Children take part in various activities to develop their vision for a better internet, explore their digital identity as well as raise awareness and support for the mental health benefits and difficulties associated with online usage.
You can also find additional information on the Thinkuknow.co.uk website and Parent Info. These sites are a freely available service launched by CEOP and The Parent Zone which brings together the most up-to-date content aimed at parents.
Please also find other useful documents, guidance and support below: