Keeping Children Safe online at Christmas
Online Safety for Parents
E-Safety is interwined throughout the Computing curriculum at St Mary's. As well as having focused units, it is also revisited regularly through PSHE, assemblies and theme days. At St Mary's we use resources from our computing scheme Purple Mash but this is supplemented with resources from Childnet.com and Thinkuknow.co.uk
In Reception through to Year 4 (Classes 1-3) children develop their knowledge of E-Safety through the use of resources linked to Kara and the Smart Crew (Childnet.com). In Years 5 and 6 (Class 4) resources from Thinkyouknow are used to address a range of age appropriate issues including gaming and phones.
It is important to talk with your children regularly about their use of technology. They will need support ensuring they apply appropriate filters and blocks to help keep them safe. The links below are a great place to check, to see the latest advice for parents and carers on how to keep your children safe when using enabled electrical devices.
If you have any concerns about any pupil use of technology, please contact the school.
Our local PCSOs are available for advice should you need to contact them, either through their emails below or the non-emergency Police telephone number 101 for other support.
Gaz Lloyd 8854 - Gareth.Lloyd2@staffordshire.police.uk
Adrian Price 8853 - Adrian.Price@staffordshire.police.uk
If any parents need to report an incident or a crime, please contact Staffordshire police on 101 or 999 (in an emergency), you can now also report incidents via the Staffordshire Police online reporting page.
Safer Internet Day
In February, we celebrate Safer Internet Day in school. The aim of the week is to revisit and extend the pupils knowledge of staying safe on the internet. This year there is a particular focus on online interaction on different platforms and how to manage this as safely as possible.