E-Safety

At Bowling Park, our aim is to help children be safe, confident and knowledgeable about the internet. We want children to enjoy using technology and to be able to use it to support their learning, in a safe and appropriate way.

How we do it

Children have access to notebooks, iPads, an interactive white board and other technology in their classrooms. These items support children’s learning and are regularly used in class topics. Our dedicated ICT Team ensure that the technology is up-to-date, purposeful, safe and enjoyable.

To keep our children and staff safe while using these technologies, we work hard to make sure our systems are secure and that children are supported to understand any risks. We hold regular e-safety assemblies, where we explore topics such as cyber bullying and staying safe online. Our local PCSO also works closely with children regarding online safety matters.

Our website includes a ‘report an e-safety concern’ button which allows any child, parent, or staff member to report a concern. These forms are sent directly to the Head of School. Our computer systems have appropriate and strict filters which protect children from potentially harmful content. In addition, our monitoring system tracks all the technology in school to make sure children and staff are using the internet appropriately. All the monitoring information is checked by a member of the Leadership Team.

Issues are very rare, but if they do occur, we deal with them swiftly and appropriately.

What we achieve

Children feel confident using the internet in school. They know how to stay safe online and who to talk to if they see something upsetting. Staff understand the importance of safe and appropriate use of technology and model this with children throughout school.

Want more information?

If you are concerned about your child on the internet or would like more information, please come and talk to us.

There are also lots of helpful websites with more information too:

NSPCC Online Safety

ThinkUKnow Online Information

Parent Info from CEOP

How to Keep Safe Online

Report an E-Safety Concern

If you see something on the internet that upsets you, or if you are worried about something online you should tell an adult straight away. You can also use this 'Report an E-Safety' concern button which is at the bottom of every page of the website.