At St Andrew's, we believe that esafety and digital literacy are paramount for equipping our pupils to be safe online. With this in mind, we have created our very own digital charter. All pupils contributed their ideas to the five pledges, and the charter is adhered to by all pupils in our school.
As children grow up in a world of rapidly evolving technology, it's important to acknowledge that while technology offers many benefits, it also presents potential risks. At St. Andrew's, we strive to equip our pupils with the knowledge and skills to navigate the online world safely and responsibly.
We teach them about the harmful effects of cyberbullying and how to handle such situations if they arise. We also emphasize the need for caution when communicating online, recognizing that not everyone they interact with may be genuine. We encourage them to be mindful of what they share online and to always seek help from an adult if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
Children should also be taught to question the reliability of information found online and to search responsibly using internet browsers. We understand that much of their online activity will occur at home, outside the protective measures of school filters.
We encourage parents to actively engage with their children in online safety discussions and to utilize the following resources and links for guidance:
A helpful guide for parents on Apps & Social Media can be found on Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Together, we can help our children navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.