E-Safety at Thackley

At Thackley, we believe that the internet is a fantastic resource and we want staff, children, parents and carers to create a school community that embraces the use of different technologies to enhance learning and thinking, as well as teach all of our children how to be safe and responsible digital citizens, who make informed decisions about their actions online.
 
While there are huge benefits to being online, it is important to be aware that any time children use the internet, they do face some potential risks, such as accessing inappropriate or harmful content, negative interactions with other users, oversharing their own personal information, grooming and abuse, online bullying, gambling and manipulation by online organisations and radicalisation. E-safety has to be more than a reminder not to speak to strangers online. Children need to be taught about the technological, social and emotional aspects of being safe and successful online.
 
In addition to teaching the children in school time, we want to support our parents and families to improve their own understanding of e-safety issues.  We want to ensure that all the children of Thackley are using the internet and digital media in a safe and responsible way in every aspect of their lives.