Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Online Safety

Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

The use of these exciting and innovative tools in school and at home has been shown to raise educational standards and promote pupil achievement.

At Menston Primary School we teach children how to manage the risks associated with using digital equipment and the internet both in and out of school. Online safety is taught as part of our computing curriculum and is also taught as part of our broader safeguarding curriculum through PSHE and assemblies.

Our Year 6 pupils have created e-safety presentations, which they have designed for presentation to other pupils in school. Click here to see an example of a presentation.

Click here to read our E Safeguarding Policy.

Click here to read our E Safeguarding Curriculum.

Click here to read our top ten tips for staying safe online.

Click here to access the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) guidance for parents/ carers of children who are using social media.

Click here to access a factsheet for parents on child safety on YouTube.

We have added links that parents will find useful to keep their children safe online outside school.

Announcements

In line with the government directive, as of Monday 23rd March until further notice, Menston Primary School will be open as a childcare facility to our school’s key worker children and children that fall into the vulnerable category for those times when they cannot be safely cared for at home. Department for Education advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be. For any children registered for childcare, please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any children in if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 which include a new, persistent cough and/ or a high temperature. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Easter Holiday – The school will continue to run as a childcare facility for key workers’ children/ vulnerable children throughout the Easter holidays.
Apr 6 – Apr 17 all-day
Jul
20
Mon
2020
Teacher Training Day
Jul 20 all-day
Jul
21
Tue
2020
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 – Sep 2 all-day