The internet is a part of everyday life and can be accessed in a variety of ways. At Westfield Infant School we view ICT and the internet as a valuable learning resource and teach all our pupils to use it responsibly and safely. All children are taught how to stay safe online and learn what to do if they view or read something that makes them feel uncomfortable.
Children begin their e-safety learning in EYFS and then Year 1 and Year 2 build on their knowledge.
We recognise that children access the internet at home in a variety of ways and we would like to support parents in keeping their children safe when they are online.
If you would like some further information about keeping your children safe online, we recommend the following websites:
The nationally acclaimed scheme highlighting the importance of staying safe online. There are videos for children to watch and lots of information for parents. (In School we share this with Year 1 and 2 pupils – Hectors World)
Lots of information for children, parents and teachers (In School we share this with EYFS pupils- ‘Smartie the Penguin’)