The Internet has become an important part of children’s lives, enabling them to research school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.
Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers. Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on children.
Parents, carers and adults in schools should be aware of the potential dangers and be taking measures to ensure safe usage by all.
Check out the thinkuknow website for all the most up to date information regarding staying safe online.
The BBC have both interactive activities for children as well as a guide for Parents/Carers.
Please see the policy below for 'How the internet will be used within school.' The policy then moves on to how the school will use Social Media sites.