What is E-Safety?

E-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology. 

  • E-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world. 
  • E-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way. 
  • E-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online. 
  • E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
smart poster

The SMART Rules 

At Our Lady of Lourdes, we use the SMART rules (Childnet.com) to help children understand how to keep themselves safe whilst using the Internet. Every year, we also have a competition to design a SMART  poster and each class chooses a winner. These posters are then displayed in the ICT Suite.

Animation comp

E-Safety Animation Competition 2017

Last year, Mrs Hodge organised an  E-Safety animation competition in school to promote the SMART rules. Three winning teams from Year 6 then had the opportunity to go to Edge Hill University, along with other schools,  to present their winning entries. A fun day was had by all. Click on the link below to view one of the winning animations.

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E-Safety Ambassadors

This year, we have appointed E-Safety Ambassadors in all classes from Years 1 to 6. Each class had to vote for who they would like to represent them. They will attend special meetings, which will be held termly, and will promote safer internet use in their own class.

If you have concerns or issues that you would like discussed, then please let your class E-Safety Ambassador know!

Below is the current list of class E-Safety Ambassadors:

ES Amb

 Parent and Child Internet Safety Workshops

Many thanks to those parents and children who attended Mrs Hodges’ workshops this term. If you missed them, there will be more being run in the Summer term. The resources by SaferInternet,org.uk used during the sessions, including a list of useful websites, are available below.