All staff at Kings Rise take the safety of our pupils very seriously. On this page you will find information regarding E-Safety, how it is taught in school and how you can help at home.
To report an issue click the button below or text KIN5 with your message to 07860 021584
What is E-Safety?
‘E-Safety’ is a term used to describe how we keep children safe when they are using any kind of technology, including the Internet, mobile phones and computer games. Children join Kings Rise as 'tech literate' from a very early age, but it is important to remember that adults are 'life literate' – and just because children may be more confident than some adults in using the internet, children still need adult involvement, advice and support.
New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within school and in their lives outside school. The internet and other digital information and communication technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
Who is Responsible for E-Safety?
‘E-safety' is a high priority for the school, and forms part of the safeguarding practices in school. Every school must have a designated 'E-safety Officer'.
At Kings Rise, is the E-Safety officer and any concerns regarding the misuse of technology should be reported to him. If is unavailable, please ask to speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads to report any E-safety concerns.
How is E-Safety Taught at Kings Rise?
Our school ensures that:
- Pupils are responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
- School ICT systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and users at risk.
- Parents and carers are aware of the importance of e-safety and are involved in the education and guidance of young people with regard to their online behaviour.
- Pupils will have good access to ICT to enhance their learning and will, in return, expect the pupils to agree to be responsible users.
Staff at Kings Rise use the Rising Stars 'Switched on Computing' units to teach the objectives on the Primary Computing curriculum. E-safety is embedded throughout these units, and staff are also able to expand on this by linking with other outside agencies / companies. The below video was created by Year 6 pupils, as a result of working on an e-safety project with 'Create Build Learn'.
How do we prevent access to specific content?
With online activities becoming increasingly popular, it is important that we educate the pupils in the use of online apps and activities. Birmingham Grid For Learning (BGfL) provide the internet connection for the academy, and apply filters to prevent access to specific content at school. School staff screen the content used within lessons and pupils are only able to access online material when supervised by an adult.
Useful Links and Items
Click on the links below to find out more information about safeguarding and e-safety. You can also download two documents which support parents with online safety.