E-Safety – Intent Statement
At Wren Park, we are committed to inspire children to become competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology in a responsible and safe manner. E-safety is taught through discrete lessons, PSHE (Jigsaw scheme), dedicated days and as required to target any specific concerns. At Wren Park, we aim to educate children how to make positive choices online which creates children who are discerning, thoughtful and responsible online as they negotiate the ever-changing world of social media and digital content at their finger tips. Children are supported to evaluate digital content, make safe choices about their online contacts and conduct themselves in a responsible manner using a wide range of resources from carefully chosen texts and videos to the game ‘Be Internet Legends’.
Technology can be used as the platform for a wide range of risks such as child sexual exploitation, radicalisation, sexual predation and cyberbullying, therefore not only are children educated at an age appropriate level to keep themselves safe but Wren Park is committed to working with and supporting parents and carers to keep their children safe at home. This has been even more important during the pandemic. We recognise that internet technology and social media is integrated in our children’s lives and we want our children to learn, become skilled and independent in managing this so that they can develop a healthy attitude and behaviours, making use of the benefits that the electronic world provides and being skilled at navigating through risk and potential harm that exists in today’s society. We aim to encourage a healthy use of technology which can be both rewarding and enriching in the children's lives and to equip the children in developing positive healthy attitudes
The E-safety curriculum complements the school’s holistic commitment to children’s emotional well-being with children being educated how to keep healthy. Our intent over the next year is to embed the iAvengers scheme which enables carefully trained Year 5 and 6 children to support the delivery of e-safety messages throughout the school. This is intended to involve the children in the provision of e-safety as well as giving children the opportunity to talk to a trained peer, therefore increasing the likelihood of children reporting and discussing their concerns. This will enhance our robust e-safety curriculum and support our commitment to keeping our children happy, healthy and safe.