The use of technology, including the internet, is an integral element of learning in our school. We are committed to helping keep your child safe whilst they are with us and we hope that you, as parents, will discuss internet safety with your child. We expect all children to act safely and responsibly when using technology both within, and outside of, the school environment.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular ‘on-line safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Keep your computer in a shared area: Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Social Media: Many of the social media sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
Please see the following links for helpful information on the most commonly used social media platforms:-
Online Gaming: Online gaming is becoming more and more popular with the younger generations but we have to remember to be safe! There are some more links here with information on the most popular online games at the moment:-
In school, we ensure that all resources used by the children are age appropriate and we suggest that parents check the terms and conditions for the use of online resources and games to ensure that resources used at home are also age appropriate.
Below are some links which may be helpful to you:
- Child Expoloitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
- Think you know
- Child Internet Safety
- Internet Matters – Parental Controls
- UK – Safer Internet Centre
- CBBC Stay Safe – CBBC – BBC
- Internet safety: Caught in the Web – CBBC Newsround
- Advice – Vodafone
- Pokemon Advice
- CSE on line course
- National On-line Safety Guides for Parents
- Facebook Parent Guide
- Youtube Safety Guide
- Instagram Parent Guide
- Mobile Security Guide