E-safety at Wimborne First School
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world therefore learning about staying safe online is very important.
At Wimborne First School, as part of your child’s curriculum and development of computing skills, we provide access to the Internet in lessons
supervised by teachers. We strongly believe that the use of the web is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the
modern world. However, due to the frequent concerns about children having access to undesirable material, we have taken positive steps to
educate our pupils to be aware of the potential online risk and to take steps to understand what they should do to stay safe.
At Wimborne First School we have an acceptable use agreement, which is signed by the children in the school with their parent/guardian.
The children are expected to follow these at home and in school to make sure they are always staying safe online. These rules can be viewed below
and should be followed when using all kinds of technology such as mobile phones, game consoles, tablets and home computers. Alongside asking
children to complete an acceptable use policy we also require staff and visitors of Wimborne First School to comply and follow a set of rules and
expectations through an acceptable use agreement.
To further reinforce Internet safety and prevent misuse our Internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to
inappropriate materials, which is regularly checked and updated.
In the classroom:
At the beginning of each year group, the children take discrete E-safety lessons in which they will learn about the potential dangers and
steps to follow in order to stay safe online. We use a range of stories and activities to engage the children in this part of their learning and all
the children have a secure understanding of E-safety by the end. In addition to discrete lessons, children are constantly asked to
refer back to their understanding of E-safety when using technology on a daily basis therefore all our children are confident to follow the safer
Internet rules. At the beginning of each half term, the children will take part in an extra Internet safety lesson to reinforce their skills and understanding.
At Wimborne First School, we take part in the National Safer Internet Day. This year the children had great fun creating a range of puppets,
board games, songs and presentations based around an E-safety character such as Smartie the Penguin, Lee and Kim, the Smart Crew
and Digiduck. The children had great fun and were able to teach the rest of the school the powerful messages of staying safe online.
Have a look at all the fun we had.
Safer Schools Community Team
We are committed to improving E-safety not only in school but at home. To help with this we have visits from the Safer Schools Community Team to talk to parents and children. The last workshop was October 2016.
Furthermore, if you would like to talk to a member of staff about any questions or concerns about Internet use in school or at home, don't
hesitate to get in touch.
The following information will provide a guide and support for Parent and carers and their children’s use of the Internet at home.
Parents and carers know how important the Internet is to children. You play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and you are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong.
We understand the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risk your child can face online. Here are some conversation starter ideas from:
e-safety Policy and Information: