Keeping your child safe on the internet
At Maltese Road Primary School we place great emphasis on e-safety and keeping our children safe when they are on-line. As well as being most obviously featured in our computing curriculum, it forms part of every interaction we have with technology. Our curriculum includes regular sessions and assemblies through which we teach children the necessary tools to become discerning consumers of digital content.
We teach them to use a wide range of technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. They are taught how to behave and also how to protect themselves on line. We help them understand that their digital activity forms a footprint that follows them throughout their lives and is searchable by others. Children are taught to recognise unacceptable behaviour and the consequences of these as well as how to report any concerns that they have.
In school, we try to keep up to date with the rapid pace of change in this digital world, and it isn’t easy. There is also a need for awareness outside of school where the access to technology is potentially less structured or filtered. We know that it can be very difficult for parents to be informed of the latest sites and issues that may affect their child when working on-line. With this in mind, through regular updates, digital parenting publications, bulletins and this e-safety page, we hope to point parents to useful sites and important information which will help them keep informed and more importantly understand the risks to children on-line.
Of course, if you have any concerns about the safety of any pupils at the school, you can alert us by contacting the school and asking for one of the designated child protection officers.