The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other.
These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children have safe internet access in school through careful monitoring, home-school agreements and safety awareness lessons. Teachers and parents can minimise the risks to the children by knowing what they are using the internet for and about the dangers they may face. Some of the dangers include:
- Access to illegal, harmful or inappropriate images and other content
- Unauthorised access to, the loss of or the sharing of personal information
- The risk of being subject to grooming by those with whom they make contact on the internet
- The sharing or distribution of personal images without an individual’s consent or knowledge
- Inappropriate communication or contact with others, including strangers
- Access to unsuitable video or internet games
- An inability to evaluate the quality, accuracy and relevance of information on the internet
- Illegal downloading of music or video files
- Copyright infringement and plagiarism
- Excessive use, impacting on the social and emotional development and learning of a young person
The school aims to work in partnership with parents through raising awareness and teaching to safeguard children from these dangers.
If you require any further details or have any questions about the above, please contact the school directly via phone, email, Class Dojo or letter. Alternatively, come into school and speak to one of our members of staff.
The following links below, also give extremely useful advice and guidance about e-safety and being safe online;