The new Computing Curriculum, which began in September 2014, is now well and truly underway. Throughout this curriculum, there are many opportunities for the children to discuss and practise e-safety. We are proud of how knowledgeable and aware the children are when we speak to them about keeping themselves and others safe online.
Safer Internet Day 2016, celebrated on 9 February, was also a huge success, with children from Key Stages 1 & 2 joining a world-wide effort to complete pledges, promising to contribute to a safer world.
Back in January 2013, Maricourt High School held an e-safety Parents Workshop for all the cluster schools. This information is also available in the powerpoint below.
Monitoring of websites accessed can be achieved by checking browser history, but if you would like more detailed reports of sites visited or sites your children have attempted to access, you could download a web protection tool. K9 is one such free tool. Details are given below.
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 7 February was Safer Internet Day. This year's theme was "Be the change: Unite for a better internet." The children completed various activities from the website www.saferinternet.org and had an assembly on how to keep themselves safe online. This website also has useful information for parents. Vodaphone have produced an online Digital Parenting magazine which is available on http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/. This has a number of useful articles for parents on how to support children in the online world.