Our computing vision at Whitby Heath Primary School is to keep our pupils safe online. We provide them with the knowledge and skills to do so, promoting safe messages throughout the curriculum. As computing is an increasing part of life today, it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world whilst having high aspirations. We aim to do this by encouraging our pupils to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies. Not only do we encourage digital literacy, we also want to develop our pupil’s creativity, resilience, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The use of ICT will enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum. We aim to expose children to the educational developments in computing and provide them with the opportunities to access the most effective and emerging technologies. This will allow our pupils to embrace and utilise new technologies in a socially responsible and safe way.
E-Safety Awareness Day
Start: 6th February 2024
At Whitby Heath Primary School we are having an E-Safety Awareness day.
Safer Internet Day takes place in February of each year to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people.
As part of this annual celebration, we encourage everyone - including children and young people, parents and caregivers, teachers and educators, policymakers, industry and others - to join "Together for a better internet". Save the date for Safer Internet Day 2024 which will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024.
Attached below are the top 10 tips for parents about E-Safety, it's a great poster to start the conversation at home about how we can support our young people's positive behaviours online.
Pupils - if something is making you feel uncomfortable or upsets you online it is important that you Talk to an adult you trust.
Useful Websites for Parents and Pupils
The NSPCC and the websites below have loads of useful advice, information, and tools for parents/carers on how to keep children safe on the internet.
Clicking on the logos below will take you directly to these other useful websites.
Cheshire Police have a Safer Schools and Young Persons Partnership Twitter account which provides useful support - click on the image above to transfer you to the website.
If a child is worried about online bullying they can talk to a trusted adult at home, in school, or use one of these websites. Click on the image below to be taken to the useful website.
Please see the attached documents, a review of APPS being used by children and young people locally. This review has been passed to schools by PC Sarah Baliff for Safer Schools and Young People's Partnership Cheshire.
In addition, there are Fact Sheets to read attached below for further advice and support to parents and pupils.
To find other videos and useful links simply scroll down the page.