New technologies open up many exciting benefits and opportunities for children and young people but they can also present some risks. Technology is becoming all pervasive, touching all areas of society, with children and young people having increasing access to personal technology such as web-enabled phones.
We must ensure, therefore, that a framework is in place to help children and young people stay safe when using new technology, and to ensure that where problems do occur, children and young people (and their parents and carers) have support in dealing with them effectively.
It is through a combined school and home partnership that we can keep children safe. The following links aim to support parents in understanding how to be safer online and using technology. Parents may also like to view our links for children, please click here.
Parents might also like to download this printable information guide about safe use of the internet. Click here to open the document.
The charity 'The Lucy Faithful Foundation' have also produced a guide for parents whose children have had trouble with online experiences. Click here to open this guide.
Parents may also find these XBOX live tips useful when using parental controls or monitoring gaming on the internet. Click here to open the document.
Our school policy on online safety can be downloaded and read online on our policy page here.
We also ask all parents to read, sign and return our Safe Internet Usage agreement. These forms can be read here.
Below is a video produced by the police run group CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection.
This video offers guidance to parents and carers about how to protect their children online. Additional advice can be found on the CEOP website - Think U Know. A link to this can be found on the left side of this page.
Below are links to guides on setting parental/family controls on a range of different game consoles. Parents may find these helpful when trying to ensure that their children are safe using online gaming.