E-Safety is an important part of keeping pupils safe at Mayville. We have extensive security measures in place in school, monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils during PSHEE and Computing sessions, examining how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents discuss with their children about how they can keep themselves and their data safe and behave appropriately online. It is important to be realistic – banning a child from using the Internet or other technologies is not the answer, we need to educate our children in their responsible and safe use and ensure that they know who they can speak to if they feel threatened or unsure by anything they come across.
Parents are encouraged to use the following links which give useful information to help understand children’s use of technology and what kind of activities they may be taking part in online.
The World Changes — Children Don't
Thinkuknow recently launched a brand new public awareness campaign. Through social media, articles, blogs, films, and more, they're getting parents and carers to think and talk about the importance of discussing sex, relationships, and the internet with their children.
As part of this campaign, they've released a new short film that tells the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet with a modern twist. It shows how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet.
Behind this contemporary remake is the message that, although technology and social media can seem overwhelming and forever evolving, children and young people don’t change.
The video aims to remind parents that, just as when they were young, their children are still exploring and creating their identities, keeping up with their friends and dealing with adolescent pressures.
Although much of this now happens online, the video reminds them that the kind of parental support and advice which keeps their children safe in real life will keep them safer online too.