New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.
The internet and other digital and information technologies including social media are powerful tools that open up new opportunities for everyone. New technologies help teachers and students learn from each other. They can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times. The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely are addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound. The school online safety policy should help to ensure safe and appropriate use.
The use of these exciting and innovative tools in school and at home has been shown to raise educational standards and promote student achievement.
Below are some useful and helpful advice about staying safe online. (click on pictures to enlarge)
ONLINE SAFETY DURING COVID-19 CLOSURE
Keeping children safe remains the number one priority during this difficult period. Please use the following links for more information on keeping your children safe online whilst working at home.
Internet Matters– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net Aware– for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent Info– for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow– for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre– advice for parents and carers