At Kippax Ash Tree we provide a logical and substantive e-safety curriculum that ensures all pupils know how to stay safe online. Through specific lessons across the curriculum, we teach pupils to recognise online risks to their wellbeing and what to do if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Through our Computing and PSHE Curriculum we teach children how to become good digital citizens who can recognise what is right and wrong online.
Access to the Internet is a necessary tool for all staff and students irrespective of gender, race, religion, culture or ability. It is an entitlement for students who show a responsible and mature approach with the intention to gain useful or entertaining resources.
The purpose of internet access in school is to raise educational standards, to support the professional work of the staff and to enhance the schools management information and business administration system. Access to the internet is a necessary tool for all staff and children.
Coinciding with National Safer Internet Day, the children take part in a series of lessons focusing on staying safe online. E-safety lessons are taught regularly throughout the school year as part of our computing curriculum, however Safer Internet Week is an opportunity for us to come together as a school to consider some of the dangers being online can pose, how to stay safe online and what to do if you are worried or need help. During this week, whole school assemblies focus on e-safety and children take part in additional lessons and talk time sessions in their classes in PSHE.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situations.
CEOP are there to help and give advice, and you can make a report directly to them if something has happened to your child online which has made either you or your child feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.