E-Safety

Children have the right to enjoy childhood online, to access safe online spaces, and to benefit from all the opportunities that a connected world can bring to them, appropriate to their age and stage. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.
Our E-safety Curriculum
We have IPADS/laptops in school and pupils use the internet on a regular basis to support and enhance their learning not only through the ICT curriculum but on a daily basis when working in class.
Our E-safety curriculum and the safety message for pupils is returned to repeatedly throughout the school year. The computing curriculum , Teach Computing, has safety and security as one of its underpinning strands and safety is returned to in every lesson. Children also experience E-safety messages throughout the PSHE curriculum, explaining how to behave online to keep yourself and others safe.
Our E-safety Procedure includes Acceptable User Agreements for all Staff and Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Learners. Pupils are expected to abide by these rules whenever they use ICT devices and technologies. The general principles of this agreement forms the basis of the first ICT lesson of the term, but is referred to frequently.
Our pupils take part in a range of classroom experiences throughout the year to promote e-safety. These include our ‘E-safety day, anti-bullying day, Speak out, Stay safe assemblies, and talks from West Mercia Police.
Manage your child’s devices and Apps at home
This handy booklet has everything you need to know about setting parental controls on your child’s ICT, devices and apps in the home.
Parental-Controls-booklet-2023
Useful Websites
www.net-aware.org.uk
www.saferinternet.org.uk
www.internetmatters.org
www.ceop.police.uk
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
www.childnet.com
www.getsafeonline.org
E-Safety Documents to Read
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guide-what-parents-need-to-know-about-playstation-5
guide-what-parents-need-to-know-about-whatsapp
nos-mobile-app-for-parents-leaflethttp://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents/interactive-anti-bullying-tool-parents

Preventing Radicalisation & Extremism
Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind. Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.
Sheriffhales Primary School has a zero tolerance approach to extremist behaviour for all school community members. We rely on our strong values to steer our work and ensure the pastoral care of our children protects them from exposure to negative influences.
Sheriffhales Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and we have an action plan in place to ensure that all of these areas are covered by the children in school.
• Children are encouraged to adopt and live out our STAR code (Strive, Try together, Achieve, Respect. This complements the key “British Values” of tolerance, respect, understanding, compassion and harmonious living.
• Children are helped to understand the importance of democracy and freedom of speech, through assemblies, discussion and elected School Council members
• Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, in and out of school (through the ongoing curriculum and when using the internet.
• Children participate in local community events so that they appreciate and value their neighbours and friends who may not share their own background.
• Children’s wellbeing, confidence and resilience is promoted through our planned curriculum and extra-curricular learning opportunities.
• Children are supported in making good choices from a very young age, so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on others.
The Role of the Curriculum
Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. Children are encouraged to express themselves through discussions, debates and consultations. The RE (Religious Education), PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum. Children learn about all major faiths and visit places of worship wherever possible. We also have visits and contact with representatives of different faiths and from diverse groups. Children are also taught about how to stay safe when using the internet in computing lesson , discreet lessons and in any internet-based lesson.
Although serious incidents involving radicalisation have not occurred at Sheriffhales Primary School to date, it is important for us to be constantly vigilant and remain fully informed about the issues which affect the region in which we teach. Staff are reminded to suspend any professional disbelief that instances of radicalisation ‘could not happen here’ and to refer any concerns through the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.
Please see our Policy below: