E-cadets is a fantastic web based scheme which provides Esafety support for the whole school community. It empowers children to take the lead and keep themselves safe in the fast-paced online world. There is a team of children on each school site who meet twice a half term to discuss a variety of computer issues and to undertake a selection of challenges suggested but the web site.
We hold Internet Safety Assemblies and Lessons regularly and have come up with our own set of school guidelines which are decorated with Leon’s competition wining mascot.
This year we have reached the level of e-inspector and have completed challenges that include:
- A competition to create our own e-mascot. We had entries and winners from each class which were entered into a National competition. Our overall winner’s design was added to our School Internet Rules Poster.
- We reflected on the amount of time that we spent looking at screens and discovered that on average we spend around 3 hours a day looking at a screen at home. In the Infant end of the school this is mainly television and games. However by the time our pupils are in the Upper Juniors they mainly spend their time on chat rooms or YouTube accessed mostly though mobile devices. A lot of children also commented that their parents did not monitor what they did however I sure all sensible parents will be keeping a check on what their children are accessing on the internet.
- As part of Safer Internet Day our e-cadets shared information with their class about how to keep their online personal profiles safe.