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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:

www.childnet-int.org – A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to address the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet. Childnet International KnowITAll resources – www.childnet-int.org/kia/
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) educational website designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.getsafeonline.org/  A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
www.kidsmart.org.uk/ – Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and schools.  Developed by Childnet International it has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
www.bullying.co.uk – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary – Information about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, instant messaging, online games, email and mobiles.  It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
http://parents.vodafone.com/ – Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet.  It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved.  There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
https://onlinefamily.norton.com/familysafety/loginStart  – Free Parental Control Software offered by Norton.
 Herst eSafety Newsletter Autumn 2016

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Thank you to Alan MacKenzie for permission to use his e-Safety newsletters. Much more information is available on Alan’s website.


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Historical E-Safety Newsletters

 Newsletter 10

  • What is appropriate?
  • What is the internet?
  • Questions and Answers
  Newsletter 9

  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Advice and Guidance
  Newsletter 8

  • 18 Rated Games
  • Social Networks
  Newsletter 7

  • Boundaries and rules – simple tips for parents
  Newsletter 6

  • Video Games: Positives, negatives and PEGI ratings.
  Newsletter 5

  • Apps, apps and more apps
  Newsletter 4

  • Social Networks
  • Meet Safe as Sam
  Newsletter 3

  • Discussing Safe Use With Your Child
  • How and Where to Report
  Newsletter 2

  • The Risk – Facebook
  • Useful Websites
  Newsletter 1

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • What is Online Safety?
  • The Risk – Cyberbullying