At Victoria Road Primary School we take care to educate our students on e-safety/online safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies in and beyond the context of the classroom.
With the ever evolving world of technology and constant introduction of new emerging technologies e-safety is a key aspect of school life embedded across our curriculum. Our students are taught how to behave responsible and safely whilst online during dedicated lessons throughout the year for example in Computing & Citizenship, with cross-curricular references in a range of other subjects.
In addition to this, times are dedicated throughout the year towards whole-school e-safety initiatives such as e-safety based assemblies and the use of our ‘Computing Champions’, called Digital Leaders in order to educate our students on how their online life affects them.
We know that it is our responsibility to work alongside our parents to educate, support and update them on key e-safety matters. Each year we run e-safety assemblies for parents and carers and provide updates to parents on new technologies and advancements. There are also regular updates and helpful hints shared in our school newsletter.
Our aim as a school is to develop confident users of ICT, who are able to self-regulate and identify potential risks. We feel we offer a well-rounded and diverse e-safety/online safety curriculum which supports this aim.