During partial or whole school closure, we anticipate that children may be spending more time online. Birmingham Local Education Authority has published some guidance for parents and teachers which is available below, and encourages us all to be vigilant. Please see https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ and the links and documents on this page for more information.
If you have a concern that a young person or child has had inappropriate contact or has been approached by a stranger online, it's essential to report this to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre www.ceop.police.uk or the police.
At St Francis Primary School we teach the children how to use modern technologies to support their learning across the curriculum. Technology opens a world of opportunities to those who use it securely. Whilst pupils are using technologies at school there is a variety of software that runs in the background, designed to help keep children safe.
Although safer at school; it is essential that children learn how to keep themselves safe whilst using technology and parents understand the importance they play in this role. At school we run E-safety days, where staff and community police come together to teach both pupils and parents/carers about the importance of keeping safe whilst using technology. Keep an eye out in the newsletter for our next event.