E-Safety

E-safety is viewed as a highly important area within Wistaston Academy. As a school we have developed a long term plan for children from Reception to Year 6. This includes many areas including sharing personal information, downloading, gaming, asking for help, cyber-bullying and social networking.

Each year we recognise National E-safety Month. We begin by holding an assembly about the importance of keeping safe on the internet and discussing what we can do to keep ourselves safe. We also remind children about our School Internet Rules which are on display in all classrooms.

In school we have a number of safe guards and filters which help prevent children getting into danger whilst online. However, it is important to speak to your children and promote online safety in the home as well as in school.

As you may be aware Facebook is a site for adults and young people over the ages of 13 years. The content of this website is not always suitable for children, particularly primary school children.

You may find it helpful to look at the following points:

  • Encourage your children to keep their personal information private.
  • It is sensible not to give your children free reign when online. Limit the number of hours they spend on the internet by allocating a set time when they can browse the web.
  • Children under 13 years of age are not allowed a Facebook account, which is stated in the terms of use.
  • It is wise to discuss the dangers of the internet with your children. Explain the risks of meeting strangers who have made contact online and encourage open communication, making them feel comfortable enough to come to you with any concerns they may have.
  • Ensure that your children do not send photos or give out address details about themselves or the family to anyone, or post such information on any online forum.

Please ensure, as parents, you continue to support us in keeping all children at Wistaston Academy safe by monitoring what your children are doing online, and only letting them use websites which are age appropriate.

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Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8QS

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Ms Linda Davis

Tel: 01270 685666
Fax: 01270 650571
admin@wistastonacademytrust.co.uk

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