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Online Safety 

ICT in the 21st Century has an all-encompassing role within the lives of children and adults. New technologies are enhancing communication and the sharing of information. Current and emerging technologies used in school and, more importantly in many cases, used outside of school by children include:

 

 

Our current online safety policy

Click here for notes from the Parent Information Evening

Click here to find the Safer Internet Day assembly that we did with our children.

Click here to read the latest ESafety Newsletter from Herts County.

Acceptable Use Policy

Some advice from Mr Edney:

  • Recent research has shown that only -
    - 25% of people put security software on their mobile devices
    - 49% use the same password for all of their online accounts
    - 40% use the most obvious personal information to create their password
    - 31% of social media users have accepted a 'friend' they do not know in real life Please think about the risks you take online

  • Please be aware that it is recommended that children should not be using sites and apps such as Instagram until they are 13. From time to time, friendship problems can occur in school as a result of messages sent outside of school and this impacts on pupil’s learning and achievement. Teachers also have to spend time sorting problems which can distract from learning.

 Have a look at some of these videos that we explored at our recent parent work shop:

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Here are some useful handouts to help guide you :

Age Ratings

First Digital Steps

Phishing

iPlayer

Instagram safety guide by internetmatters.org

Instagram child safety: a visual how to guide