e-safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile devices and wireless technology.

At Thomas Gamuel we recognise the need to educate children and young people, highlighting the benefits and risks of using this technology. Providing safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.

On this page you will find information about how we promote e-safety at school, you will also find useful links to raise e-safety awareness in the home.

At school pupils follow the SMART rules which have been produced by Kidsmart. These rules are taught in ICT lessons and are embedded into our classrooms. We promote e-safety through displays, assemblies and parent workshops.

Promoting e-safety at home
It is important that you regularly talk to your children about how to keep safe when accessing the online world. Instill an element of trust but at the same time make them understand that there are consequences for misuse of this technology.
Below are some simple rules that you can use with your children.

  • Request children’s usernames and passwords to any email, website or social networking sites. Explain to your child that you will only use this when you feel it is necessary.
  • Do not allow mobile devices or computers in bedrooms, especially after bed time. Mobile Devices can be charged in a hallway, kitchen or living room. 
  • Set up internet filtering and security settings on your home router. Information on how to do this is available from your internet provider.
  • Have bookmarked certain sites that your child can access.
  • For younger children only allow them to go on the internet in a supervised room like the living room.
  • Regularly discuss the dangers of the internet and what they can do if they find themselves in difficult situation.

For more information on keeping your child safe on the internet please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

To read our e-safety policy click to view