At Burley Oaks we place great value on the use of new technologies in enhancing learning. The education of pupils in online safety is therefore an essential part of our school’s eSafeguarding provision. Children need the help and support of the school and their parents/carers to recognise and avoid online safety risks and to build their resilience.
In July 2018, Burley Oaks was re-accredited with the online safety mark by South West Grid for learning. The report commends the school's growing maturity to the provision and significant progress from the first assessment.
Our E-Safeguarding Curriculum
Our curriculum is delivered by a specialist computing teacher as well as by class teachers within other areas of the keeping safe and SMSC curriculum. We aim to teach children to have resilience, information and power.
Each year, the staff and children (our digital leaders) take responsibility for leading a series of e-safety information evenings for parents/carers.
Information for parents:
Click below for the latest e-safeguarding newsletters available online.
Sophos, makers of our anti-virus software, have published a guide aimed at parents to help them keep their children and themselves safe from all kinds of online threats such as phishing and viruses.
This looks to be a useful guide and can help some of the questions we sometimes get asked by parents in school – the information in here is also of use for any adult who uses the internet in any way, particularly those who may be less internet savvy!
Net-aware.org.uk has a guide to the most recent apps and their uses. Each app is explained and judged according to its sign up, privacy and reporting systems. Currently, there is an article focused on the popular but 12+ rating game, Fortnite. Another recent concern over Tik Tok has been raised; an information sheet for parents can be found here.
healthychildren.org provides a tool to talk about appropriate screen time with your family.