At West Lodge Primary, the safety of our pupils is extremely important. This includes ensuring that we educate them on how to be safe internet users and also supporting parents with this important issue at home.
All pupils and staff adhere to our Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policies. We have filters in place to protect and monitor computer and internet use.
At West Lodge, we recognise that while parents/carers have the responsibility to monitor their children's use of the internet and related communication technologies safely in the home, issues that arise at home may impact on relationships in school. Where this occurs, we aim to work in partnership with parents/carers to ensure children develop their understanding of the importance of online safety. Parents evenings are held with a focus on online safety.
For more e-safety information, please use the links below:
This Safer Internet Day on 9th February 2021 by the UK Safer Internet Centre was encouraging everyone to think about reliability online. The campaign looked at how we can know what to trust online, and how we can support young people to question, challenge and change the online world, using the theme ‘An internet we trust: Exploring reliability in the online world.’
The day was a chance for West Lodge to join a wider conversation with others around the globe, by showcasing positive uses of the internet and starting discussions about the role of technology and trust in the lives of young people.
Across the school (and via zoom and Seesaw), all children were involved in assemblies and activities. Our Digital Leaders are also eager to follow this up with quizzes and challenges when all children are back in school.
Below is an excellent link for parent and carers with follow up guidance and activities to do at home.