Safeguarding is a whole school responsibility, this includes the children looking after themselves and others around them making informed decisions and being able to guide one another, this responsibility is one of the schools values that you will see within the school on a daily basis.
In the next few weeks children will be taking E safety a step further by learning all about safety online and responsible behaviour. Safety is discussed regularly by adults but this year we will be recruiting a team of E Cadets to spread this message around school. Selected children from Years 3 - 6 will have the job of teaching E Safety in lessons as well as in school assemblies.
This new approach will ensure that children take safety into their own hands and spread the message both in school and at home. Are you an E Safety Cadet ready for a mission? If so write why you would be good at this job and send it to Mr Patel.
Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology has been completely normalised by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives.
Technology is changing all the time and young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting directly within a digital landscape in a variety of ways.
Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by and emerged in the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is typically high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe – this isn't just a top down approach. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. Teaching your child about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
Do you know how to keep your children safe? Do your children know how to keep safe? At The Priory Primary School we are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our e-safety curriculum but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and teachers.
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