Computers and the use of the Internet are a valuable resource for learners of all ages. It is increasingly providing the focal point of educational content in the 21st century. The school acknowledges that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils. The purpose of this policy is to set out the procedures by which the school will minimise the misuse of computers and associated technology.
E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones as well as collaboration tools and personal publishing. The E-Safety Policy highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.
The school’s E-safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies including those for Student Behaviour, Bullying, Curriculum, Data Protection and Security.
The policy provides the essential minimal school e-safety standards. The purpose of these measures is to protect all users, the school and the LA.
Good Practice Regarding e-Safety E-Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels:
Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and made explicit through published policies. Sound implementation of e-safety policy in both administration and curriculum, including secure school network design and use. Safe and secure broadband from the Southwest Grid for Learning including the effective management of Web filtering.
National Education Network standards and specifications.
The Berry Pomeroy Parochial C. E. Primary School e-Safety Coordinator is Mrs J. Bowden. Our e-Safety Policy has been written by the school, building on DLP and government guidance. It has been agreed by the staff and approved by governors and has been discussed and approved in consultation with parents. The e-Safety Policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually.