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St. Gregory's eSafety Leaders are Mr Perree and Mrs McDonnell. If you are concerned or would like to seek further advice, please feel free to browse through the links below for specific digital support. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with Mr Perree and Mrs McDonnell via our school office. 

 
The children of St Gregory's are taught about how to stay safe using a wide variety of technology including computing devices, mobile phones & gaming stations. They are made aware of how to keep both themselves and others safe and not give away any personal information which may form part of a larger jigsaw. As a school we also explore the effects of Cyber bullying and children are made aware of its dangers and what they can do if they become a victim of cyber bullying. Each year, the whole school takes part in an e-safety week. In 2016 we look forward to welcoming a Computing Specialist from Edge Hill University to discuss with both KS2 children and all parents eSafety in terms of protection, prevention and reaction. 
Picture 1 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Picture 2 https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/Parents/
Picture 3 http://themamabeareffect.org/1/post/2013/11/do-you-know-how-to-identify-grooming.html
Picture 4 http://www.internetmatters.org/

You may have spoken to your child about bullying, but have you spoken to them about cyberbullying? Cyberbullying can take many forms, and it can be really helpful to speak to your child about how it can impact on them, and let them know it’s safe to tell you if they think they are being victimised. For more information, take a look at the link below to an article from Get Safe Online, which not only tells you how to prevent cyberbullying, but also what to do if it does happen. 

 

St. Gregory's Child-Friendly Anti-Bullying Charter: You're never alone!

St. Gregory's Child-Friendly Anti-Bullying Charter: You're never alone! 1 St. Gregory's Anti-Bullying Charter (1/3)
St. Gregory's Child-Friendly Anti-Bullying Charter: You're never alone! 2 St. Gregory's Anti-Bullying Charter (2/3)
St. Gregory's Child-Friendly Anti-Bullying Charter: You're never alone! 3 St. Gregory's Anti-Bullying Charter (3/3)

St. Gregory’s staff take many opportunities and stimuli throughout the year to teach and reaffirm rules for staying safe online. At St. Gregory’s, eSafety is not taught only in isolation, but through both implicit and explicit learning experiences. Our main aim is to ‘Empower, Enthuse and Engage’ children to use the internet safely. We will tackle and discuss issues at an age-appropriate level, providing children with the necessary tools to protect themselves online and have a positive digital experience.

 

Opportunities taken by St. Gregory’s staff to implicitly teach eSafety:
Paying attention to and discussing current affairs
Children have and use their own individual usernames and passwords for all computer access
Assemblies, presentations and workshops
School policy created by both adults and children (namely the School and Digital Council)
Consistently model safe and acceptable use of electronic devices
Daily use of iPads & Computers
Within all Computing and, where appropriate, core and cross-curricular lessons

 

eSafety Week Overview of Explicit Learning Experiences:

 

Year Group

Name of the eSafetyUnit

Overview of the Unit

Reception

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin

Children will learn about who they can trust to ask for help when something is wrong.

They will learn that they should never talk to strangers.

They will also learn the ‘Smartie’ Internet safety song and discuss its meaning.

They will reinforce understanding of usernames and password protection.

Year 1

Digiduck’s Big Decision

 

Children will learn about making suitable choices when online.

Children will understand about asking permission from a friend before using their photograph.

Year 2

Clicky, Router and The Webville Outlaws

Children will learn how to keep safe when using the Internet and who they can trust, if something is wrong.

They will also learn the song – ‘It’s ok to tell’.

They will further develop their understanding of password protection, including fingerprint, numerical and written.

 

 

 


 

Year 3

 

 

 

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART crew (Part 1)

 

Protect their Curiosity – ‘Stumbling on Content’

Children will be introduced to the SMART crew and will further develop their understanding of the SMART acronym.

They will be able to understand what a reliable source of information is.

They should also understand what is acceptable in terms of reliability of sources.

They will learn about autocorrect and search suggestions when using engines such as google.

Year 4

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART crew (Part 2)

 

Who wnts 2 no? (Shared Text)

 

Children will be able to understand what information should be kept safe ('information wise').

They will be able to understand who to go to if they are upset and need to tell.

They should also understand safety issues about meeting up with people.

Year 5

Tracey Beaker – You choose

 

Dove ‘Self-Esteem’ Project

 

Where’s Klaus? – CEOP

 

Children will learn how to keep themselves safe when talking to friends online, cyber-bullying and plagiarism (including copyright laws).

They will understand that sharing personal information online can form part of a larger jigsaw, ‘inviting’ people into your home.

They will gain understanding of how images in the public are often heavily edited to create ‘perfection’ and how this can impact others.

Year 6

Caught in the Web (Newsround Special)

 

Nude Selfies – ‘Understanding Why?’

Children will learn about the serious implications of meeting up with people who you do not know.

They will find out about dangers of sharing private images online, sexting and pornography.

They will develop an understanding of current law and legislation, understanding that actions can have criminal consequences.

eSafety Fiction at St. Gregory’s
Chicken Clicking
DigiDucks Big Decision
When Charlie McButton Lost Power
Websters Friend
Websters Email
Who wnts 2 no?


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