At Endeavour our online safety forms an important part of our Computing and PDL curriculum. We strive to ensure children understand the importance of using technology safely and respectfully. We aim for them to keep their own personal information private and be able to identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns. We want our children to develop online resilience to enable them to become safe and responsible internet users, no matter where they are, or what device they are on.
Keeping our children safe is a joint responsibility of all sectors of our community, including children, parents, staff and governors. If you have any concerns regarding apps or programmes etc., please do not hesitate to contact us.
The following links are from Hampshire Education, the first looks at online safety in Primary School and the second by parent zone and covers lots of topical online issues e.g. current apps.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.
The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right-wing, violent groups and other causes.
How Does the Prevent Strategy apply to schools?
From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
What does this mean in practice?
many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent Strategy.
- Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
- Challenging prejudices and racist comments
- Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
- Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy
We also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, e.g., using filters on the internet to make sure they cannot access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils.
We will carry out our prevent duty with our children and families in an age-appropriate way so pupils understand values such as tolerance and mutual respect.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Extremism – vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Ideology – a set of beliefs
Terrorism – a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause
Radicalisation – the process by which a person comes to support extremism and terrorism