An education in E-safety encourages pupils to recognise their own responsibility in maintaining a secure online profile. Students are shown the significance and the advantages of the internet, but also shown its dangers by being alerted to a safeguarding and anti-bullying strategy in order to keep them safe in the real and the virtual world. There are regular discussions of online safety, the personal limits that should be put in place in order to maintain privacy, and what to do if a pupil is victim to – or viewer of – any form of cyberbullying. These websites below are useful in showing what responsibilities adults have in aiding their children to navigate the virtual world, and to explain how online privacy works.
E-safety is relevant to all members of the Chigwell community, both when they are inside and outside of the School. Within Chigwell, we go to extreme efforts to provide a safe online environment and the school has its own detailed E-Safety policy, and the main aspects of staying safe online are regularly discussed during PSHE lessons and across the curriculum.