eSafety (last updated February 2021)

Dear St. Luke's Families,

We are keen to ensure that all of our pupils are aware of how to be safe when using the internet. It is really important that children understand that social networking sites can be dangerous and used by older people.

Over the year we hold two eSafety events – one in February for Safer Internet Day and one in the Summer Term that looks at the theme from Safer Internet Day in more detail.

This year the theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’. For EYFS and Key Stage 1 the focus was on what they should do if an advert pops up while they are playing a game as well as what to do is someone you do not know sends you a message.

In Key Stage 2 they looked at the power of adverts and how it is important to use more than one website to check information. You can find more information on this year’s theme at www.saferinternet.org.uk

During the summer term we will look to develop the children’s understanding of staying safe online through discussions, drama and art.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and please be vigilant when your child is using the internet at home.

Useful websites 

Below are links to websites that have useful information about staying safe online.

 Paul Hay’s website (this is the consultant we work with) - https://www.pclstraining.com/links/

 UK Safer Internet Centre - htpps://www.saferinternet.org.uk

 NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 Internet Matters - https://www.internetmatters.org/