Digital Technologies & E-safety
All pupils in Sgoil Bhaile a' Mhanaich have access to a range of Digital Technologies which are used to enhance learning and teaching. From Smartboards in every classroom to Netbooks and ipads, pupils are taught how a range of digital tools and services (apps, games, websites, etc.) can enhance their learning.
Through Vscene and Esgoil, pupils have the opportunity to collaborate online with others anywhere in the world in addition to their peers within their school.
Pupils have access to a range of digital resources which allow 'anytime/anywhere learning'.
Our Digital Leaders are pupils from P6-7 who have an interest in Digital Technologies. They are responsible for the promotion of new digital resources as well as assisting pupils, staff and families in developing their knowledge and skills in this area.
Safer Internet Day
What is Safer Internet Day?
The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
As a result of this collective action, Safer Internet Day 2019 reached 46% of young people aged 8-17 and 26% of parents in the UK.
Keeping safe online is really important for us at Sgoil Bhaile a' Mhanaich.
Our E-safety policy reflects the importance on using information systems and electronic communication safely. We aim to keep our children safe online and also when using mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. We feel it is important to educate our children on the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology and being responsible digital citizens.
At Sgoil Bhaile a' Mhanaich our E-safety group consists of staff, parents and pupils, they meet regularly to discuss relevant issues and concerns as well as raise awareness of E-safety for pupils, parents and the wider community.
A copy of our E-safety policy can be found at the link below. It links closely to our behaviour policy, child protection policy and anti bullying policy and is regularly reviewed as part of our Health and Wellbeing curriculum.
One of these websites may be useful to you if you have any questions about your child's safety online:
E-safety Gaelic Drama performed by P4/5 pupils at Sgoil Lionacleit