E-Safety Policy and Guidance
At Falmouth Primary Academy, we recognise the importance of keeping everyone safe in an ever-growing and changing online and digital world. In our school, e-safety isn’t just about policy – it’s the embedded awareness and modelling of staying safe that makes the difference.
E-safety isn’t just about using the internet – it’s about all of the ways in which we use any form of technology to communicate, record, share, investigate, shop, learn or play. Just as importantly, e-safety isn’t just about keeping our pupils safe; it’s about keeping everyone safe and that’s why we invest a great deal of time and energy in providing supportive and informative learning about this to parents, staff and pupils.
Each year, we mark Internet Safety Day by having a whole-school focus on what it means to stay safe. Through assemblies, year-group-specific lessons and interactive games we explore what ‘staying safe looks like’ and ‘how we can be safe’.
In school, we are fortunate to be protected by a range of online filtering and monitoring and through working collaboratively with the South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre, we provide support to parents about how to filter and monitor at home but crucially, why it’s important too!
To help us, the Safer Internet Centre have put together a range of resources and one of the most useful is Common Sense Media which provides a wealth of advice and resources for parents and teachers. The most useful sections are the Website, App and Movie sections which allows you to check the suitability of a website, game or app.
The UK Safer Internet Centre is full of resources, advice, ‘how to’ guides and videos to help you keep your child safe online.
Below are some useful documents to support families who are isolating, for use in the event of a class ‘bubble’ closure or local or national restrictions: