E-Safety and Information

E-Safety and Information Policy

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Information for parents – E-safety information for parents September 18

DARRICK WOOD INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL’S POSITION AND VALUES

Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School embraces the positive impact and educational benefits that can be achieved through appropriate use of the Internet and associated communication technologies.
The school seeks to prevent any safeguarding issues including cyber-bullying, through the rigorous application of this policy. The e–safety of staff and pupils is of utmost importance and the school seeks to avoid inappropriate or misguided use which may expose both adults and young people to unacceptable risks and dangers, including cyber-bullying. To that end, Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School aims to provide a safe and secure environment which not only protects all people on the premises but also educates them on how to stay safe in the wider world.

Our Assistant Headteacher, Mr Broughton is the e-safety co-ordinator for Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School. 

Scope

This policy and related documents apply at all times to fixed and mobile technologies owned and supplied by the school and to personal devices owned by adults and young people while on the school premises. This policy applies to all members of the school (including staff, pupils, governors, volunteers, parents / carers, visitors, community users) who have access to and are users of school ICT systems, both in and out of the school.

Other related documents include:
Safeguarding Policy
Data Protection Policy
Behaviour Policy
Anti-bullying Policy
ICT Policy

The school recognises that both staff and students can be responsible for breaching e-safety protocols and this policy will be applied consistently in every situation.

All digital communications with students / pupils / parents / carers should be on a professional level and only carried out using official school systems. Staff should not communicate with parents, carers or students through any personal accounts on social media platforms.

Photographs and videos of children may be taken for use in school using only school equipment. Parental consent will be obtained before any image of a child is used on displays, the school website or for use in media and press relations.

On entry to Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School all parents sign a permission slip for their children’s images to be used on displays and the school website.
Use of images in media and press relations are discussed with parents on a needs basis.
Parents/carers are allowed to take photographs/video during Christmas plays and other school events. However, it is made explicitly clear that these images SHOULD NOT be posted to social media sites.

Staff and children are not permitted to carry or use personal mobile devices during school hours.

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