We are committed to promoting online safety for the whole school community at St. Matthew's.
For our children: we teach e-safety every half term and these objectives are constantly being reinforced. We have Digital Leaders who are currently being trained and will provide peer to peer learning about a range of online safety issues. We carry out surveys and we have whole school and key stage assemblies. We have our rules for online safety on display throughout the school.
For our staff: we provide regular training We carry out surveys.
For the rest of our school community: we tweet (on our school Twitter page) posters with lots of information about various online topics/ issues. We share information weekly in our newsletter. We carry out surveys and we provide training opportunities.
Online Safety Group
The Online Safety Group was established in November 2020. The purpose of this group is to encourage collaboration and support from all members of our community. We plan to meet 2/3 times per academic year to discuss a range of issues around online safety.
The minutes of the meeting will be posted below.
Members: Mrs Costello, Mrs Hazeldine, Miss Hill, Mrs Pawson, Mrs Baird (E-Safety governor) and the Digital Leaders.
Every class has an e-safety lesson every half term. Please see our progression grids for the objectives we cover. We record our reflections in our PSHE diary.
Please enjoy looking at photographs of our e-safety learning from our PSHE diaries
Our E-Safety Rules
Follow the 10 rules and stay safe online.
1. Never give out personal information.
2. Tell a grown-up if you find something that is not right.
3. Never agree to meet people.
4. Never send your picture.
5. If someone says something mean online, tell a grown-up.
6. Don’t do things online that you know are wrong.
7. Check before you download anything.
8. Don’t give out your password.
9. Set up rules for going online.
10. Show your parents and carers how you use the internet. Share!
For parents: The Internet opens up the world to children and young people. It allows for many wonderful educational and learning opportunities. In addition to useful education tools on the Internet, a great deal of content also exists that is not appropriate for children. We hope that the information in our E-Safety Policy will support you in keeping your children safe in this digital world.