Our E-Safety

Internet Safety Awareness

In Waringstown Primary School we take the safety of our children very seriously, that also includes their safety on the Internet.

Children are becoming increasingly computer literate so it is essential that parents/carers are fully aware of the pros and cons of their child using the Internet. As we continue our new School year and Term, would you please ensure you talk to your child about the SMART rules for the use of the Internet and general E-Safety within school and home.

Visit the Our Policy Link to view the E-Safety Policy.

Below you will find links to websites which offer advice to help ensure that children stay safe while online and will also help to reinforce the SMART rules:

Know IT All – visit here for plenty of information for parents about online safety:            

Thinkuknow – plenty of information on how to stay safe on the internet. Your child can also visit this website for age related advice and activities:

Click on the PDF attachments below to access the SMART & SAFE rules for:

Attachments:
Download this file (ESafety Tips N-P2.pdf)ESafety Tips - Nursery to P2[ESafety Tips - Nursery to P2]598 kB
Download this file (SAFE Rules for iPads.pdf)SAFE Rules for iPads[SAFE Rules for iPads]386 kB
Download this file (SMART rules poster.pdf)SMART Rules [SMART Rules]560 kB

Digital Schools Award

                                   

Congratulations to Waringstown Primary School on achieving the prestigious Digital Schools Award.  This Award assesses the leadership, development and use of ICT within the whole school, recognising excellence in the use of digital technology at primary level.  The programme is supported by industry partners HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel in Northern Ireland.

All of the staff in Waringstown Primary School continue to work extremely hard to ensure ICT is embedded in the teaching and learning from Primary 1 to Primary 7.  The Judging for this Award took place in Term 1 and the ICT Team are proud to announce that as a school we have just received this certificate of recognition.

P6 Safer Internet Videos

The P6 Classes this year entered a competition to make Safer Internet day videos to teach other children how to stay safe online.  The videos were to be called - Be the Change, Unite for a Better Internet.

As it is Safer Internet week, we are re-sharing these videos to for the whole school.

The top two Waringstown videos are below.  Click read more if you wish to see the other group entries.

 

 

 

Safer Internet Day - 07 February 2017

February 07 2017 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe Network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternetday.org.uk), and this year’s theme is “Be the change: Unite for a better internet.”

Our school is participating alongside hundreds of other schools across the UK and students will be learning about how to use the internet safely and positively. To celebrate the many positives of the internet and to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, we as a school will be participating in class activities on Safer Internet Day.  We are also hosting an online safety information evening for our P6 and 7 children along with their parents on Wednesday 08 Wednesday 2017.

We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development.  

Safer Internet Day is designed to help you become more aware of the safety messages that your children receive in school in order to reinforce them in your home environment. Please find attached the Safer Internet Day Factsheet for Parents.  You can also find out more about what is happening in the UK on Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day

The ICT Team

                Mrs S Williamson                   Mr I Somerville               Mr M Gault

                                                                                             (Vice-principal)

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Safer Internet Day 2017 - Factsheet for Parents and Carers.pdf)SID2017 Factsheet[SID2017 Factsheet]938 kB
Download this file (Safer Internet Day 2017 - Factsheet for Parents.pdf)SID17 Factsheet[SID17 Factsheet]938 kB