E-Safety

Welcome to 'The GIST' (Garswood Internet Safety Team)We are a group of children and teachers, created from Key Stage 2, who are tasked with ensuring Garswood is an Internet safe school.

We get together once a week in Miss Moon's classroom to discuss issues of esafety.  We agreed and wrote an action plan together to tackle e safety acoss the school.  We want to make sure evetyone has the right information and resources to stay safe on line and use the Internet for the wonderful resource it is.  Please look at our action plan below.

 

Do you get 'The GIST?'

Our team members....

 

Miss Moon

Mr Yearsley

Georgia M

Leighton W

Mark C

Bethany K

Grace Y

Keeley S

Maddie S

Erin B

Charlie B

Joel M

 

How can you get involved?

Some of our others actions include geting parents and the community invovled and trained in current e safety issues.  We would love you to be involved! Scan in the QR code to look through some of the e safety training chidlren and staff have taken part in already. Or alternatively download the parents survey below to complete our questionnaire on how you use the Internet at home. 

 

Please send it in so we can add it to our statistics and research.

 

Garswood 'e safety' in the community

Students from Garswood Primary School were part of a group of primary and secondary school students across St Helens who helped to create a new information page for St Helens Council's website explaining how to stay safe online.

The Be E-Safe, Be E-Smart initiative was originally a project to develop information leaflets.  The young people involved then wanted to turn this into a web information page.

The dedicated webpage, aimed at parents, carers and grandparents, features links to national websites, including CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) and a 'Report It' button to flag up concerns or online abuse.

The children and young people who took part wanted their families to know how to keep them safe online.  In particular they felt it important to highlight:

  • Age restrictions on social networking sites
  • The need for house rules - setting limits for internet work and social use
  • Openness - being able to talk about online problems or concerns
  • The importance of sharing passwords only with their parents and carers
  • Knowing who their children were talking to

St Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Schools and Garswood Primary's Chair of Governors Sue Murphy said: "The launch of this online information is part of the wider St Helens plan to encourage us all to have a safe and sensible approach towards online relationships and internet use in the digital age."

 

How can we learn more about e safety?

In our ever-changing society social media plays an increasing role. We recommend these sites for information

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/Need-advice/Ready-for-social-networking/ 

www.net-aware.org.uk 

https://www.internetmatters.org/

https://www.e-safetysupport.com/

Also we have some PowerPoints we have delivered to our staff and chidlren in school to help them become more aware of e safety at school and at home.  Please feel free to open them below to learn more.

 

The 'GIST' Film:

In June 2017, the GIST team decided to take on the whole of Garswood school. They wrote, produced and starred in a film to put across all that they had achieved over the year, with children parents and staff.  See below for the finished product.  The team took over the school for the day and became teachers of e safety for all the year groups.  What a fantastic job they did too!

Videos as chosen by 'The GIST'

Scroll down to see the two best videos as picked by our 'The GIST' team to cover esafey for children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two'.  It would be a great idea to watch them as a family and discuss the main points after watching.

 

 

 

 

Files to Download

Contact the School

Garswood Primary and Nursery School

Hamilton Road
Garswood
WN4 0SF

Main Contact: Marie Chadwick, School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678290
Fax: 01744 678294
garswood@sthelens.org.uk