The pupils follow a number of rules to help them use technology safely:
- We use the school computers and the internet for learning.
- These rules will help us to be fair to others and keep everyone safe.
- I will not tell anyone my password.
- If I think someone knows my password I will tell a teacher straight away.
- I will not look at or delete other people's files.
- I will only use the computers at school when a member of staff is present and has said I can.
- I will not use text talk on my web pages or in emails.
- I will not send nasty or teasing messages to people.
- I will not give out my home address or any phone number or arrange to meet anyone over the internet, even a friend.
- If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like I will tell a teacher as soon as I can.
- I know that the school can check my messages, emails and web pages and my computer files.
- I understand that if I deliberately break these rules, I could be stopped from using computers at school.
At Radstock Primary School, e-safety and Internet safety is taught through PSHE and Computing lessons throughout the school. This is in line with our PSHE, our Internet Safety and our Computing and ICT policy.
There are two particular times of year when we focus on Internet Safety. The first is at the beginning of each academic year, when we remind the children of the rules. Often we will give time in the Computing lesson to explore some of the interactive sites on e-safety. The second is during the week of Safer Internet Day.
During Safer Internet Day, some classes use the resources from CEOPS including videos and lesson plans where appropriate. We report back to CEOPs the number of children who have been educated in Internet Safety as part of their on going assessment of the awareness of children of the dangers of the Internet. We also carry out surveys on how much the children are using the internet and the kinds of sites that they visit.