The continual growth and widespread use of digital technology has significantly enhanced our ability to communicate, share information and images, be entertained and learn. Most children and young people can access the internet on their mobile phones, tablets and gaming devices via free and unrestricted public and home WiFi. Parental and organisational control can be very challenging so it is important to ensure that they have safe and positive online experiences.
Much work has already been done in our education settings with staff and pupils to raise awareness of the associated risks but we also have a wider duty of care to help children and young people develop the skills to look after themselves in wider society. At Reignhead we are committed to educating children in how to stay safe online and how to be responsible users of the internet.
We all need to be aware of technological developments but we need to focus on the behaviour of children and young people online rather than on the technology itself. Rather than naming individual apps or games where problems have been identified, we should concentrate on how the child or young person use of the app or game that increases their risk. We therefore teach a computing curriculum that constantly revises the principle of e-safety in everyday lessons.
Online Safety Documents
To view and download our Online Safety policy and also our Acceptable Use agreement, please click below:
As a parents, we hope that you will find the following links useful: