Digital learning is now a part of everyday life within a child’s education. With that comes the importance of E-Safety. At Cwmmfrwdoer we also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

For parents:
Below is a list of great conversation starters to gain a greater understanding about your child’s activities online when at home from childnet:

  1. Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  2. Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  3. Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to reportor block on the services they use.
  4. Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  5. Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online?

In School:
As Internet and ICT usage now such an integral part of day to day learning at Cwmffrwdoer usage is monitored closely by all staff. Access to the internet is only available during supervised activities. Within school we have a filtering system overseen by Torfaen to block inappropriate content. Additionally, during lessons, teachers and staff review pages and videos to further ensure they are appropriate for their class. All children have now signed our Acceptable Usage Policy regarding the internet and have read and understood rules on staying safe online. .

For more information on our school’s approach to E-Safety you can download our E-Safety Policy here. [Insert policy]

Please visit some of our useful links for parents/carers and children all about raising awareness of and staying safe online:

BBC Webwise – http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/

Internet matters – https://www.internetmatters.org/

Child net – http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

CBBC Stay Safe – http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/stay-safe

Kids Smart – http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ – A great website for Under 11s to explore. This will improve their understanding of E-Safety

NOTE: These websites are used as a guide and educational tool for all. As a school we have no control on what you may found on these external websites..