Principles of Engaging Parents, carers and the school community
Schools have a central role in educating and supporting parents and whole school community with online safety.
Ofsted inspectors will be looking for evidence of parents eSafety sessions and Information embedded in school website or newsletters.
In the Ofsted E-safety briefing document for inspectors April 2013, Workshops for parents and children teaching parents (for example at sessions or in homework) are examples given for what is good or outstanding practice.
Promoting quality and appropriate ICT resources, not just the risks associated with E-safety
LGFL believe eSafety education should include not just the risks associated with the Internet and technology (3 c’s of content, contact and conduct) but also guidance and ideas on what good use of ICT looks like for children and young people.
Beyond the parent workshop, ideas for drip-feeding e-safety messages on a regular basis
E-safety parent sessions have been the traditional approach to educating parents and careers. However, we know it’s often the same parents who attend these sessions and with the prominence of technology in our daily lives and the fact it changes almost every week, E-safety definitely requires a drip-feed approach to education, with regular and creative ideas to communicate to even those hard to reach families.
Encourage a “Look left, look right, look left again” approach for E-safety in your school!
Adults being great role models
We all use the internet for work and pleasure and the internet is available on most mobile phones now. How does this impact on family life? When working with parents and carers it is important to reinforce we all use technology sensibly and appropriately.