The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at Banks Road time using the internet within school and at home.
We value computing within our school and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing modern technology. From laptops to tablets, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies to suit their learning styles.
This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.The eSafety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly.
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet, both in school and at home. We have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of eSafety and specific advice on online gaming. We have also included various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons and through assemblies and esafety days and as part of our work on Anti-bullying. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. Within the documents below is a copy of the e-safety poster we use in school. Why not print one out and put it up near your computer at home and talk about it with your child when using the computer.