Brandwood Primary

Brandwood Community Wood

Life at Brandwood Primary

"This is a good school with outstanding features" Ofsted 2008

E-Safety

Please use the links below to access information regarding online safety:

At Brandwood School we believe that all learners have the right to access safe and reliable information (Article 17 UNCRC) therefore it is our responsibility to ensure that learners develop the knowledge and understanding to do so safely.  The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world.  Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.  At Brandwood we encourage our learners to take full advantage of the internet in and out of school.  This brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe online.

Computing Lessons

All year groups at Brandwood are taught Computing skills during Computing Lessons and are provided with opportunities to apply these skills safely throughout the week in class due to our excellent ICT provision.  The children are taught to use a range of different devices such as iPads, laptops, and iMacs. All learners from Reception - Y5 are allocated their own iPad and Y6 learners have their own laptops which are used throughout the day to support their learning and encourage independence and choice when using computing devices.

At the start of each year, all classes learn about E-Safety (Digital Citizenship) and share the SMART rules and age appropriate E-Safety expectations.  As they progress, they are taught how to use e-mail and what to do if they are witness to something online which makes them feel uncomfortable. E-Safety is an integral part of the curriculum at Brandwood School and is also taught in PSHE and Relationships Education Lessons and during class and key stage assemblies. 

You can support the school by allowing your child access to the following websites to encourage them to use the internet safely.

Parents and carers may also wish to access the home section of the Bolton Online Safety Blog for up-to- date information about E-safety.

Bolton Online Safety Blog for parents and carers

Link to Tik Tok Information for parents and carers

Link to YouTube Information for parents and carers

Link to Momo Challenge Information for parents and carers

 

E-safety Parent and Carer Workshops  

We regularly hold workshops to provide parent and carers with information on how to keep their children safe on line and build good e-sfaety habits. Follow the link to view the information from latest workshop.