E-Safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile devices and wireless technology.
At Barclay, we recognise the need to educate children and highlight the benefits and risks of using this technology. Providing safeguards and awareness for users enables them to control their online experiences.
On this page you will find information about how we promote
e-safety at school as well as useful links to raise e-safety awareness in the home.
At school, pupils follow the SMART rules which have been produced by KidSmart and are taught in ICT lessons. We promote e-safety through displays, assemblies and parent workshops.
Promoting E-safety at home
It is important that you regularly talk to your children about how to keep safe online and ensure they understand that there are consequences for misuse of this technology. Below are some simple rules that you can use with your children:
- Request your children’s usernames and passwords to any email, website or social networking sites. Explain to them that you will only use these when you feel it is necessary.
- Do not allow them to have mobile devices or computers in their bedrooms, especially after bed time. Mobile devices can be charged in a hallway, kitchen or living room.
- Set up internet filtering and security settings on your home router. Information on how to do this is available from your internet provider.
- Bookmark certain sites that your child can access.
- Only allow younger children to go on the internet in a supervised room such as the living room.
- Regularly discuss the dangers of the internet and what they can do if they find themselves in a difficult situation.
Articles to Support with ESafety at Home: