At Rhyl we aim is to develop a school community of staff, children, parents and carers, which understands and promotes responsible use of technology and minimises e-safety risks, by following agreed policies.
We support staff in the use of technology as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in embedding e-safety across the whole school curriculum. In order to create a safe learning environment, whenever technology is used in the classroom, relevant e-safety questions are raised and discussed in all year groups.
We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks when using the Internet at school, at home and when using mobile technologies. We ensure that everyone is aware of the risks when using the Internet and knows how and when to report incidents to parents and staff in school.
We provide opportunities for parents and carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.
Our E-Safety Policy can be found at the bottom of this page.
We regularly run e-safety workshops for parents and carers at Rhyl. Our e-safety workshop enables parents and carers to have up to date information allowing them to support their child in staying safe whilst at home. The presentation, ‘Internet Safety for Parents and Carers’, at the bottom of this page brings together some key points from our workshops in school and also provides some useful websites to support you in keeping your children safe online. Please see our calendar page for upcoming workshop dates and Mr Joseph, our e-safety lead is always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Tips for Parents
Encourage your child to be careful when disclosing personal information
It is important to be aware that many web pages made for children ask them for personal information in order to access personalised content. Being conscious of when and where it is all right to reveal personal information is vital. A simple rule for younger children could be that your should not give out a name, phone number or photo without your approval.
Talk about the risks associated with meeting online “friends” in person
For safety and to avoid unpleasant experiences, it is important that children do not meet strangers they have met online without being accompanied by an adult, friends or others they trust. In any case, the child should always have their parents’ approval first.
Teach your child about evaluating information and being critically aware of information found online
Most children use the Internet to improve and develop knowledge in relation to schoolwork and personal interests. Children should be aware that not all information found online is correct, accurate or relevant. Talk to your child about how to verify information they find by comparing to alternative sources on the same topic. Show them trusted sites they can use to compare information.
Let your children show you what they like to do online
To be able to guide your child with regard to Internet use, it is important to understand how children use the Internet and know what they like to do online. Let your child show you which websites they like visiting and what they do there.