GUIDES FOR PARENTS
We understand that in this ever-evolving digital world, it is increasingly difficult for parents to stay fully in-touch - especially with regards to social media.
Hopefully, this page of the website will assist you in navigating this changing environment, offering support, advice and links to services and web addresses which are there to help to keep you and your children safe.
During the Covid19 lockdowns, for many families daily routines have changed. With many parents and children working and/or studying from home, we understand there may be more concern from parents about the safety of their children online.
It is important for children and young people to stay both connected and safe online. Remember to make use of parental controls and to talk with your children.
If you have downloaded new apps or bought new devices like web-cams or tablets, remember to adjust the privacy and security settings to suit you.
Parental controls put you in control of what your child can see. Internet Matters has step by step guides on how to set these up.
In the Junior School, where internet safety is perhaps more significant due to the increased nature of independently used technology, we have adapted our assembly timetable to include both a dedicated e-safety assembly and one focused around wellbeing. We hope that this will give the children a firm and consistent platform upon which they can make sensible and kind decisions both online and off.
GOOGLE INTERNET LEGENDS
Across the Federation, internet safety is a massive focus - especially with recent lockdowns and the increase in the time spent online. We are working with the google Internet Legends Programme to support your child's development and understanding of Online-Safety.
To make the most of the internet, children need to be able make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.
Please click on the document below to visit the parent page of this programme where you will find a helpful handbook full of tips and tricks for supporting your child’s digital education.
Infant Friendly Teaching
In the infant school we use some different resources to support our youngest learners. We use resources and support from Childnet to initiate discussion and support the teaching and learning around online safety.