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). This term we will be submitting our application for accreditation to show how important we take pupil safety when using the range of electronic equipment in school and knowing what to do when at home or in the community.
We have six representatives made up from years 2, 4 and 6 who meet once every half term to discuss issues of promoting online safety 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 2020 Internet safety day on Tuesday 11th February, over that week there will be competitions and focus on the theme of “Free To Be Me”
We are always more than happy to meet with parents on a one to one basis or by arranging parents workshops 3:45 to 4:45 on any Tuesday evening to raise awareness of issues with making IT safe. Alternatively
our outreach worker Mrs R Verdon will again be running a series of drop in sessions this year. We also have a range of posters, booklets and literature available in the entrance hall or within church. On our website we have links to PEGI Ratings, Social Media help and your own internet service provider will have help for parents with security settings on their homepage.
Regards Mr N Colyer
Mrs S Gheent
Computer Safety Update for parents.
We are delighted to announce that St Laurence's CE Primary School has been awarded the 360 Degree Online Safety Mark in recognition of the quality of the school's online safety provision. We are proud to be accredited with this award on Tuesday 11th February 2020.
In this spring term the MITS team will be collating a poster competition for all children on the theme of “Free to be me” this competition has been arranged by Wawickshire ICTDS and winning entries could win a £100 prize.
The MITS team will also be leading an assembly in school
on Safer Internet Day 11th February 2020. Which we hope you will attend.
The Digital Safety Zone board is aims 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).
Spring term tip, encourage your children to talk to you about online games that they may be involved in playing. A good hint is to make sure they are playing online games under your supervision.
Regards Mr Colyer.
The MITS Team