Growing Up Digital
The internet is an extraordinary force for good but it is not designed with children in mind. Yet one third of internet users are under the age of 18 and the part it plays in their lives continues to grow. Despite good progress made by government and industry together on issues such as parental control filters and age verification, much more needs to be done to create a supportive digital environment for children.
On-line Safety in School
There is an increased focus required from schools with regard to on-line safety. Schools must have measures in place to protect children from harm online – including cyber bullying, pornography and the risk of radicalisation. At our school, we recognise that the internet can play a very important part in children’s education, but can also bring risks, which is why we do everything we can to help children stay safe online – at school and at home. This includes:
- having appropriate filters and monitoring systems, so that no child can access harmful content via the school’s IT systems and concerns can be spotted quickly
- teaching our pupils about safeguarding, including on-line safety
- ensuring cyberbullying is included in our anti-bullying work
You can read the government’s latest guidance regarding on-line safety by following this link: