We believe learning should be fun, interactive and memorable. We work to equip everyone with the
skills to make the online world a safer place, raising awareness and standards in online safety
across the community.
How do our children learn about e-safety?
All of our children are taught how to stay safe online. We base our lessons on some of the materials found in the SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning) Digital Literacy programme. Parents are invited to look at some of the material we will be using. CLICK HERE to be taken to the SWGfL webpage. Once here you will be able to download the word document or PDF for your child's year group. Your child's class teacher will not necessary be using all of the materials highlighted by the SWGfL and may use some others that aren't found here, but we hope that having this link will help parents support us in keeping children safe online.
The lessons learnt with the knowledge and skills taught are then embedded across the curriculum throughout the year.
I am excited to share that last term I registered our school to be part of a new, exciting initiative,
the i-vengers project.
The i-vengers project is a year-long peer-led digital leader programme which seeks to engage, educate and empower young explorers of digital technology and help them make safer choices online. Kindly funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council, we hope together we can make the online environment a safer place.
Throughout the year, our i-vengers will work with the staff team of Miss Walker (IT Lead), Miss Bennett (School Ambassador Lead) and myself to engage in exciting tasks that educate, empower and lead others in a positive way and encourage the right decisions and choices. We began our work, completing our first task before the Christmas break, and are looking forward to building on this as the year progresses.
Click on the icon below to find out what i-vengers is all about
No children of primary school age should be allowed to use social media platforms or have mobile phones in school.
Have you tried YouTube Kids or Swiggle?
YouTube Kids was created to give children a more contained environment that makes it simpler
and more fun for them to explore on their own, and easier for parents and caregivers to guide
their journey as they discover new and exciting interests along the way.
Swiggle is a child-friendly search engine from the Online Safety experts at SWGFL.
Searching the internet for images or content can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. It can be hard to
find the right content and sometimes children can stumble onto things that aren't appropriate.
Swiggle uses the very latest search technologies to give you safer access to online content but encourages responsible behaviour too.
Clicking on the logo wll take you to parent page of the website
Guides for parents
What parents and carers need to know
There are hundreds of guides available for parents/carers so if you can't find what you're looking for, please use this contact form to make a request and your message will go directly to Mrs Carvell who will work hard to help you.
These links and documents are all from various sources that we have found and consider to be useful to help parent.
Parental e-safety workshop
In February 2021 Traci Good led two parent workshops to help families use the internet safely. They were online and well attended by parents who found Traci's advice useful. You can find the parent information sheet that Traci shared below.
Online Safety Production
On Friday 8th February 2019 our Year 2 to Year 6 children thoroughly enjoyed a visit by Saltmine Theatre Company with their production ‘Escape’. Saltmine Trust is a Christian charity and theatre company who describe what they do as 'Faith Motivated Arts, because our faith inspires us to care for and value every human being'.
This production covered topics ranging from cyberbullying to the dangers of talking to strangers online. The storyline focused on the main character, Sarah, and the rules she'd been given to stay safe in the forest, which represented the internet.
Afterwards, the children engaged in a question and answer workshop. where they were reminded of age restrictions - including Fortnite, WhatsApp and Snapchat - and how to stay safe online.
Here are some pictures of their visit: