Computer Safety Awareness Group
Internet Safety Week will be held from Tuesday 11th February until Friday 14th February 2020
At St Laurences, we are committed to improving online safety, we have signed up to 360 degree safe (a national scheme to ensure schools demonstrate the highest standards in promoting safe use of all computer based technologies).
We have four representative made up from years 2 and 6 who will be meeting in December with the Computing Safeguarding Lead (myself) and the School Governor Safeguarding representative Mrs Gheent. The team is called the MITS (Make I T Safe). We shall be planning activities for the forthcoming 2019 Internet safety day on Tuesday 5th February.
On Tuesday the 5th December we shall be holding a parents Computer Safe workshop 3:45 to 4:45 to raise awareness of issues with IT. We hope as many parents can attend as is possible. A big thankyou to all parents who filled in the questionnaire about IT safety at the October parents evening.
Regards Mr N Colyer
Computer Safety Update for parents.
To close spring term the MITS team organised a poster competition for Year 4 Children and the winning entries are on display at the entrance to the hall. The Digital Safety Zone board is new and its aim is to spread awareness about staying safe whilst online. It also serves to signpost useful tips on staying safe that can be found on the school website. We also have free copies of Parentzone’s Digital Safeguarding magazine that was published with Vodafone and these are available from the entrance hall or from me (so please feel free to take a copy).
Summer term tip, encourage your children to change their passwords if playing online games under your supervision.
Regards Mr Colyer.
MITS Awareness Safety Competition Spring 2019
Recently year 4 designed posters about internet safety. As members of the MITS (MAKE IT SAFE) team it was our job to choose the best one, to go on the digital safety board. In order for the best one to be chosen our expectations were the following criteria: colourful, vibrant, clear, easy to read, and give a clear message. Our job was hard they were all very good and it was clear how hard the children had worked. The MITS had made up their mind and we chose the first place entry and runners up . Before the Easter holiday we presented the winners with Easter goodies.
Well done to Ebony-Mai, Lucy, David and Vivek
The MITS Team