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Badsey First School

Badsey First School

eSafety at Badsey

Badsey First School considers eSafety to be a fundamental aspect of educating young people in modern Britain. We have eSafety is a central cog in our safeguarding practice and we seek to educate the children in both the positive aspects and risks associated with the online world of today. The GLA eSafety Policy  includes more details regarding the approach the school take in this aspect of the curriculum

The Curriculum

Pupils will be taught about online safety as part of the Personal Social Health Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Computing curricula. Topics covered are age appropriate, and support our pupils in navigating the online world in a safe and secure environment. These topics throughout the first school journey include:

  • Recognising dangerous situations online - risk management
  • Building positive relationships - respect, kindness, being a good friend
  • Managing feelings and emotions
  • The role of media influence in our world
  • Evaluating the reliability of digital content

You can find our Acceptable User Policy for Computer and Internet Use here.

Social Media

We would like to remind parents that there are age restrictions for applications which can be seen below. We strongly advise that parents adhere to these age restrictions for the safety and well being of their children. Our experience tells us that there are two key reasons these age restrictions exist:

  1. Younger children are less likely to have the necessary understanding of eSafety to keep themselves safe from harm online
  2. Younger children are less likely to have developed the emotional intelligence to effectively manage the non-verbal communications used on social media

There is a wealth of advice available to parents on security measures in access to these sites at The National Online Safety website and the NSPCC Net-Aware website



Parent/Guardian Cyber Security Guides

Helpful parent guides on conversation starters for the family, online safety for children, parental control (1), parental control (2), age ratings (1) and age ratings (2) can be found by clicking on the highlighted links.  

Below are a wealth of further resources to support parents and guardians understand more about apps and programmes their children may be drawn to.