At St. Matthew’s we take E-Safety very seriously. All computers in schools are protected with internet security (to prevent children accessing and seeing any inapropriate content) as well as monitoring of computer usage, which is reported weekly to our IT Coordinator(s).
All parents are asked to return a signed Acceptable use policy at the beginning of each Academic year alongside our data collection sheets and other documentation. The AUP is a home – school agreement which sets out what St Matthew’s will do and what the parent agrees we expect from our pupils when they are using our IT equipment.
Internet safety is taught in all classes each term and is embedded in the Computing curriculum. This work encompasses a wide range of internet technologies including mobile phones, tablets and games consoles. It highlights the benefits and risks of using such technologies and provides safeguards and awareness for our children to be safe online.
All staff and teaching students have e-safety training.
Copies of our policies can be found here: link
A good factsheet for Parental awareness of places to report incidents or find information can be found here: Link
For further information on how to keep your child safe online, please visit any of the sites below (These links are to external sites).
Safer Internet Day 2018
On Tuesday 6th February our school took part in the national safety day. This years theme was ‘Create, connect and share respect’. Pupils learned all about the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe online, Reception class created emoji jigsaws and sang a song about staying safe online, class 1 created hand prints with their trusted friends on them (these are 5 adults whom they could tell if something bad happened on the internet), class 2 discussed the dangers of sharing personal information online and crated posters to warn other children about the importance of not sharing this information, class 3 discussed who owned the internet and were shocked to find out that no one did!, class 4 did some role play activities and talked about what types of people they could accept friend requests from on social media and class 5 created a class code of conduct about how to respect one another on the internet and social media.