Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles and touch screen technology like tablets and smartphones from a younger and younger age. We have e-safety and internet use policies which all staff, students and volunteers follow.
Our internet access is designed expressly for our children and includes filtering appropriate to the age of our children and children will only use the internet with the direct support and supervision of staff. Staff check that the sites pre-selected for child use are appropriate to their age and maturity.
Our entire system is protected by ‘Policy Central’ which prevents children and adults from inadvertently accessing sites which may not be appropriate by denying access. Staff log on with secure personal passwords ensuring that any misuse would be identified, access denied and the offended traced.
Staff are aware that use of social networking sites cannot mention school events, children or other staff members. The school website uses photographs of children only by prior permission from parents. Mobile phones are not allowed in the building for use by staff, parents or visitors.
We run Internet Safety workshops for parents where we talk to parents about how you can keep your child safe online. We advise to ensure that they have parental controls on home IT equipment and that children use computers in the presence of an adult.
Parentzone & Childnet
For further information about keeping your child safe online
Click on the following link to access Parentzone
Click on the following link to access Childnet