E-safety at Bidston Village

In recent years the internet has become an integral part of our children’s lives and it can be hard for parents to keep up with developments and to know the best way to keep their child safe online.

Because of this, at Bidston Village, we see our role as the primary provider of up-to-date information for the children. We keep ourselves up to date and aware so that we can pass relevent concerns and advice to the children at an age that is appropriate.

However, at school, we are not always in a position to intervene first hand when a problem arises, so we recognise the need to get parents on board and informed as much as possible so that our children can learn to keep themselves safe whilst still enjoying everything the internet has to offer.

 E-safety Curriculum

The school currently uses the Rising Stars Switched on Computing scheme to deliver the Computing curriculum. Built into this, is a progressive approach to e-safety education where elements of e-safety are built into most lessons with a clear pathway set out at the start of each year group.

Further information about the scheme's approach to e-safety can be found here.

In addition to this, every spring term we engage with Safer Internet Day and each year group follows a tailored programme of related activities and lessons  at some point before the end of the summer term.

The next Safer Internet safety day will be on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

Their website can be found here.

Our lessons for 2017 can be found in the link below. They will be simillar for 2018, but there may be ammendments as new materials become available.

At times, we have had outside agencies give talks and do workshops with the children as well, though they have been mostly tailored to older children.

We conducted a survey in February 2018 on how our KS2 children are using the internet at home.

The findings can be found here.