At Benwick Primary School, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on eSafety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.
At Benwick Primary School, we are fully committed to the safeguarding of pupils and take e-Safety very seriously. With the support of parents, we pro-actively teach our pupils how to keep themselves safe online.
Our pupils are encouraged to reflect upon the 5 SMART rules for E-Safety:
- S - Safe
- M - Meeting
- A - Accepting
- R - Reliable
- T - Tell
Age Restricted Games and films:
Watching age restricted films and playing age restricted games, by younger children, has been proven to have many harmful effects. We support parents in keeping informed on how to keep their children safe.
Please click on the links below for guidance.
Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help parents have conversations about online safety. Their booklet 'Let's talk about life online' includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:
- "You can always come to me if you need help."
- "What would you do if this happened…?"
- "Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online."
- "Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too."
- "Be respectful to others online."
- "Think before you post."
- "Remember to ask if it’s okay."
- "Remember not everything is true online."
- "The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like."
- "Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to."
The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here: