Internet safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. It is important that we keep up-to-date with the latest ways of staying safe online. We want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
As a parent, you'll know first-hand how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It is a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. However, the technology can also seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
To try to help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we have suggested a few internet sites at the bottom of this page that are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher-supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. We aim to teach our children to become responsible digital citizens and to use technology positively and safely. This is taught through curriculum strands covered in Computing and PSHE. Our school’s internet access provider also operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
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