e Safety in the classrooms
Here at Caverstede we make E Safety a priority with our children. We teach them how to stay safe online, who to ask if they want help or advice and how to be a good friend. Teaching E Safety begins the moment your child accesses technology, whether it’s using their tablet to access games, watching you use your phone or using the TV remote. We aim to teach our children to become skilled and safe with a variety of technology.
E Warriors is a scheme of work developed by Caverstede’s E Safety team. It teaches children the early skills they need to prepare themselves to be confident technology users. It focuses around the correct use of technology, safety when using it and it helps them to understand their actions towards others. This is done through a mixture of stories, games and activities throughout the year.
Each year we recognise the Internet Safety Day and tailor activities within the classrooms for our children. Information guides are also sent out to parents offering a range of advice on subjects such as managing screen time, gaming advice for preschool children and tips on buying a smart toy plus many other tips and hints.
The following is a list developed by our E Safety Team to help to show how each area of online safety can be demonstrated by children within the classrooms, during their usual nursery sessions.
Self-image and identity:
- I can say 'no'/'please stop'/ I'll tell/ I'll ask to somebody who makes me feel sad, uncomfortable, or upset.
- I can recognise ways in which i can communicate with people i know.
- I know there is information shared about me on Tapestry with people i know
- I can describe ways that some people can be unkind
Managing online information:
- I can identify ways i could access information (e.g. internet, youtube, books, tv)
Health well -being and lifestyle:
- I know some ways on keeping safe and healthy including when using technology
Privacy and Security:
- I know that adults use passwords to keep their information safe on laptops and iPads.
Copyright and ownership
- I know what i create belongs to me
- I can name my work so that others know it belongs to me.
- Thursday; Internet Matters Guide - Digital Diet, balancing screen time
- Thursday; Internet Matters Guide - Managing children screen time
Staying safe in a digital world
Here at Caverstede we make E Safety a priority with our children. We teach them how to stay safe online, who to ask if they want help or advice and how to be a good friend. Teaching E Safety begins the moment your child accesses technology, whether it’s using their tablet to access games, watching you use your phone or using the TV remote. We aim to teach our children to become skilled and safe with a variety of technology. E Warriors is our program of activities to teach E Safety to children. Watch out for the stickers and ask your child how they’ve been an E Warrior at nursery.
Safer Internet Day – 6th February 2018
We shall be celebrating Safer internet Day by launching our new E Warriors initiative. We shall do this through books and activities shared in class throughout the week. There shall also be a parent information stand just off reception on Tuesday 6th February for handy hints, tips and ideas for keeping your child safe!
E Safety at Caverstede (November 2016)
At Caverstede we teach the children E-Safety skills for life through the use of E Cadet activities. These challenge pupils to think about staying safe online and how to use technology responsibly. The children learn how to use technology such as iPads, cameras and video cameras through adult guided sessions which culminate in a final presentation which we upload to the E Cadet platform for assessment. These assessments then give us credits towards a national leader board.
Ofsted states that E Cadets is...
'An age appropriate e-safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages pupils' interest; that is used to promote e-safety through teaching pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others' safety. Positive rewards are used to cultivate positive and responsible use.' Ofsted Guidance on eSafety, 2015.
We also teach E Safety and responsible use of technology through classroom role play and activities.
Update... We are currently ranked 14th in the Mini e Cadets league in the country and within Peterborough we are in first position - well done everyone!
We celebrated Safer Internet day on Tuesday 9th February 2016 through activities in our classes. We also launched our new e-safety initiative ‘e-Cadets’, you may have noticed your child coming home with a sticker!
e-Cadets is an accreditation system that allows our school to complete challenges and tasks around e-safety. For each task we complete we receive points, and this is added to a league table of schools around the country.
Over time the children will learn lots of important things they should and should not do around the internet and using computers and we hope this will set them up for a safer future. Watch out for more stickers coming home!
At the end of Spring term 2016 Caverstede children were second in the country in the mini eCadet league table having completed a range of activities for e-Cadets - well done everyone.