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E-Safety

 

Faringdon Infant School actively encourages children to explore and use technology in a safe environment both at school and at home. We provide opportunities for children to access technology throughout the school and provide pupils with access to resources such as Purple Mash and Active Learn so that children can continue to develop their skills and understanding at home. 

 

As a school we keenly promote E-Safety through our curriculum to enable children to understand the risks when using technology and to provide them with ideas and strategies to help them use technology safely and respectfully.

 

Faringdon Infant School has an E-Learning Code of Conduct which every child and parent is asked to sign when they become a member of the school community.

 

E-Learning Code of Conduct

You should:

smiley Always follow the instructions of your teacher.

smiley Keep your username and password secret.

smiley Always be nice and polite when you send messages to other users.

smiley Always tell your teacher if you see, hear or read anything which makes you feel uncomfortable while using the computer.

 

You should not:

wink Send anyone a message which is not nice.

wink Use unkind words in a message.

wink Use any other person’s login for email or Purple Mash.

wink Use any other person’s work including pictures.

wink Tell a stranger any of the following information:

        • Your name

        • Your home address

        • Your telephone numbers

        • Any other personal information about yourself or any of your friends.

 

When you are finished using a computer/ tablet you should always close it down properly following your teacher’s instructions.

 

 

Here are some top E-Safety tips from the CEOP’s Think U Know website:

     

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Useful Links about Online Safety:

 

You can find out more about how to support your child with E-safety using the following links:

Advice for Setting Up Security Settings and Parental Controls on Technology

 

The Safer Internet website provides guides about how to set up parental controls for different internet service providers and parent guides for a wide range of technology devices such as smart phones, tablets, games consoles, and smart TVs to help you change the settings on devices to enable safe use at home. These guides can be found through the following links:

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