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 information and communication technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. They also bring opportunities for staff to be more creative and productive in their work. All users should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times, as many new technologies can also present dangers for users.
A lot of adults and children use social networks to communicate with their friends and others.
Whilst many of these these sites have age limits that preclude primary school children from using them, it is niave to believe that children in primary schools do not have access and do not use them.
There are a number of ways to make the use of these networks safer for both adults and children, for example making areas private or blocking interaction with other users. The links below offer some guides to using these applications.
Social Networking Links
Our Use of Social Networking and Websites
We are really proud of the children in our school and all they achieve. We like to share the activities we do and the successes our children accomplish with our parents and the wider school community. Many parents really like to see their children ‘in action’ and this really helps them see what their children ‘get up to’ in school.
We do this is through photographs and articles about the children, which we publish on our school website and on our social media pages. We keep the children safe by taking care not to link the names of the children to photographs we publish.
Other Links For E-Safety
The following feed is from the parentINFO website which is a collaboration between The Parent Zone and CEOP, a command of the National Crime Agency. It provides expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.