Online safety at Powell’s School
At Powell’s School we welcome and encourage the use of new technologies and aim to use them, when they are appropriate, to support children enhancing their work. We recognise our responsibility to take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimised; and, where there are concerns about young people’s welfare, to take appropriate actions to address those concerns.
Our work regarding online safety with children is supported through the Computing (Purplemash) and PSHE (Gloucestershire’s Pink) curriculums. The knowledge and skills children need to remain safe online are taught throughout the year and to all year groups in an age appropriate way.
To support the learning of e-safety, all children attend an age appropriate assembly which is presented by the local police schools beat team. In addition our Year 6 children are supported by a separate visit to prepare them for life in secondary school.
We have an E-safety committee which is composed of the e-safety coordinator, school link governor and two representatives from Year 6 children who meet three times a year to address e-safety issues and promote e-safety awareness both at school and at home.
The work of the committee is very important, we have recently held a whole school e-safety poster competition and we are currently working on Internet Safety Day 2021.
Please follow the link below to view the E-safety awareness guide for parents at Powell's School.E-safety awareness for Parents and Carers at Powells
Please find below a link to an adventure-packed online game called Interland can be accessed. The game makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself.
If you would like more information on E-Safety controls and advice for parents on how to keep children safe online please visit the following webpages: