We are an i-vengers school.
What do the i-vengers do?
The i-vengers in school work with Mrs Dowling to carry out the i-venger tasks set by the i-venger team at Derbyshire County Council. Mrs Dowling and Mr Mitchard make sure that our children in school know about online safety.
What are the i-vengers working on now?
The i-vengers are currently asking everyone in school to complete an online safety survey. This will help us to understand what everyone is doing online and how we can give help and support to keep everyone safe.
Thanks to everyone who has completed the survey.
What did the i-vengers do last term?
Last term (Autumn 2021), the i-vengers delivered an assembly to the whole school to introduce themselves and launch the i-vengers online safety project.
They also went to each classroom and talked to the children to develop our own school 'Top 12 Online Safety Tips'
We take online safety very seriously at Buxton Junior School as we believe it is one of the most important safeguarding areas we as teachers and parents must address. In school we keep up to date with the latest apps and games that the children may be playing on at home and give tips to parents in termly newsletters as to how best to tackle this challenging issue. We welcome outside speakers such as the NSPCC, Google and ParentZone and Traci Goode from Online Safety Solutions as we feel there is always value in the message being delivered by other people who believe how vital it is to stay safe online. Online safety is also taught through the PSHE and IT Curriculum and is referred to in other whole school procedures and policies. Termly online safety assemblies provide an opportunity to share a consistent online safety message.
Our Computing Coordinator is Mr Mitchard. He has introduced the Top Ten Tips for staying safe online across the school. These were developed by the Derbyshire Youth Forum (Made up of Primary and secondary schools) and are very clear and accessible. They are displayed in every classroom.
Top 10 Online Safety Tips
Buxton Junior School has completed the 360 Degree Safe Self Review Tool and is working towards this accreditation. An Online Safety Group has been created which involves stakeholders.
Parents and carers are encouraged to attend regular Online Safety Sessions. If you would like to join our Online Safety Group, please contact Mrs Dowling or Mr Mitchard.