“Children and young people need to be empowered to keep them-selves safe. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim.”
Dr Tanya Byron Safer children in a digital world: The report of the Byron Review.
At the Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great we take E-safety very seriously. We have Digital Wellbeing Group made up of teachers, TPs, Governors and pupils and their role is to monitor E-safety within school including reviewing policies and procedures and dealing with day to day issues.
The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access than ever before.
Use of the Internet can also have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.
These dangers include:
We have a very active Digital Wellbeing Group who plan and maintain E-safety provision for our children, parents/ carers, Governors, staff and the wider community.
Digital Wellbeing Group
Digital Wellbeing Coordinator – Miss Fowler (Year 3 Teacher/ Computing Coordinator)
Mrs Charlotte Blanch (Headteacher),
Mrs. Cassidy (EYFS Teacher)
Mr Hollick - (Year 4 Teacher/ School Council Coordinator)
Mrs. Oliver - Lead Pastoral Practitioner
Mrs. Lewis (Teaching Partner)
Governor - Mr Holbrook
Parent – Mr David
Pupils – School Council
Members of the Digital Wellbeing Group will assist the Digital Wellbeing Coordinator with:
The key responsibilities of a Digital Wellbeing co-ordinator include:
• Developing an E-safe culture
• Being the main point of contact on issues relating to E-safety
• Putting together and leading an E-safety team
• Raising awareness and understanding of E-safety issues amongst all stakeholders, including parents and carers
• Embedding E-safety in staff training, continuing professional development and across the curriculum and learning activities
• Keeping a log and reporting on E-safety incidents
• Keeping up with relevant E-safety legislation
• Liaising with the local authority and other agencies as appropriate
• Reviewing and updating E-safety policies and procedures regularly