At Senacre Wood Primary school, we believe that online safety is an essential part of safeguarding and acknowledges our duty to ensure that all pupils are protected from potential harm online. We identify that the internet and associated devices, such as computers, tablets, mobile phones and games consoles, are an important part of everyday life.
We believe that pupils should be empowered to build resilience and to develop strategies to manage and respond to risk online. We also want to help our parents improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
This part of our website aims to make online parenting simple and give you practical tips and guidance.
The use of mobile and internet connected technologies are a part of everyday life. Young people and adults are online, exchanging information, sharing links, and creating and uploading their own content. Technology can be a powerful, positive tool, in all areas of life, including education and learning and enables us to do many things that would not otherwise be possible.
At Senacre Wood Primary, we recognise that technology does not cause people to behave badly –however, some people use technology to carry out harmful actions, including cyberbullying. It is important for school communities, to understand what cyberbullying is – in order to effectively prevent and address harmful behaviour, and promote positive and constructive uses of technology.
Cyberbullying, or online bullying, can be defined as the use of technologies by an individual, or by a group of people, to deliberately and repeatedly upset someone else. Cyberbullying is a method of bullying and should be viewed and treated the same as "real world" bullying and can happen to any member of the school community.