The Internet is an expanding, useful and creative tool which can be used to improve our learning, communication and quality of life. However, like all tools, we must use the Internet responsibly.
At Bridgewater Park, we give children the opportunities to develop a sense of responsibility not only for their own behaviour online but for that of other people. It is important to us that our Core Power Values of Kindness, Respect, Aspiration, Integrity, Collaboration, Resilience and Listening extend to the virtual world. We want children to be Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and brave at ALL times.
How does Bridgewater Park teach E-safety?
Within our Computing Curriculum children are provided with these opportunities through a combination of the Google 'Be Internet Awesome' initiative and the Project Evolve scheme of work.
We're all in this together!
Whilst we believe that our curriculum is full of rich opportunities for children to be safe online, we all have a duty to work together to equip our children with the necessary skills to be safe, responsible digital citizens.
Here, you will find information on how you can help to keep your child safe online and some useful resources which can be accessed at home.
What parents need to know about:
You can find a parent's guide which has some useful tips on keeping children safe online below:
It is always a good idea to set up filters on what children can access at home. To learn how to do this for the major providers of the Internet please click the text below.
Setting up internet filtering and parental controls
It is illegal for children below the age of 13 to access Facebook. However, if children are using it, we must ensure that they are aware of the risks and how to keep themselves safe. Please see the below link for help with this.
Advice on Facebook
You can use the link below to report anything that you are concerned about online.
Access DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here
Access a DofE online parents support website here
What parents need to know about Facebook Messenger:
We are fully committed to ensuring that all of our pupils feel safe to use the Internet responsibly. If you have any further questions regarding keeping children safe online, please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of staff will happily speak to you.