E Safety

Every day we see an increase in the use of technology and the internet all over the world. Social media is now one of the most popular forms of communication as well as being an effective way of spreading news fast.

As we grow from generation to generation technology improves and is being used on a wider scale in everyday life. The internet is full of wonderful opportunities for learning and can provide an excellent platform for creative thinking skills however it can also put our children at risk of accessing harmful and dangerous material. For this reason we understand the importance of using technology and the internet in the safest way possible and work hard to ensure that all pupils are aware of the possible dangers that could arise when using the internet and how to deal with them.

At Gallions Mount, we embrace the use of technology across the curriculum; using it to support, extend and transform teaching and learning. We think of our children as real-world publishers so it is crucial that they become responsible users of technology and the internet. E Safety is promoted at all times at Gallions Mount through the use of displays, safe search engines and carefully monitored and restricted devices. Our staff are well trained when it comes to maintaining and managing E-Safety and are able to support all of our pupils with their learning and the use of modern technology.

E Safety is paramount not only at school but at home and we work together with our parents and carers to ensure that the steps taken in school to keep children safe online and through the use of technology are reflected at home. We have run a number of workshops with our parents and are keen to encourage further support. Links and guides relating to these workshops can be found on the ‘Useful Links’ page under ‘E-Safety.’

Gallions Mount joined the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology as part of our annual E-Safety Week for the week beginning Monday 6th February. Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.