At St Andrew’s we value the use of information and communication technologies to enhance learning and enjoyment across the whole curriculum. Teachers provide exciting opportunities for the children to experience new technologies, engaging creatively with their learning.
The school promotes safe and responsible use of IT. All staff, governors, children, volunteers and visitors using either school or personal IT equipment on the premises must adhere to the school’s Acceptable Use Policy. We provide a safe and secure online environment accessing filtered internet content through the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning. The children are taught about the potential e-safety risks and netiquette associated with the use of IT and supportive staff help children to feel safe and able to report e-safety worries or incidents they may have in line with the school’s e-safety policy.
Our e-safety policy is reviewed annually or earlier in light of new technologies or e-safety issues which come to our attention.
We provide opportunities for parents and carers to receive up to date e-safety information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.
We advise parents to regularly look at the Herts for Learning ‘Online Safety Advice for Parents’ which has valuable, up to date information:
Further information about e-safety can be accessed via these documents and external links:
- Valuable information about Pokemon Go
Thank you to Alan MacKenzie for permission to use his e-Safety newsletters. Much more information is available on Alan’s website.
- Student Voice
- Personal Information
- YouTube for Kids
- Using Search
Historical E-Safety Newsletters
- What is appropriate?
- What is the internet?
- Questions and Answers
- Sleep Deprivation
- Advice and Guidance
- 18 Rated Games
- Social Networks
- Boundaries and rules – simple tips for parents
- Video Games: Positives, negatives and PEGI ratings.
- Apps, apps and more apps
- Social Networks
- Meet Safe as Sam
- Discussing Safe Use With Your Child
- How and Where to Report
- The Risk – Facebook
- Useful Websites
- Welcome and Introduction
- What is Online Safety?
- The Risk – Cyberbullying