The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access then ever before, but using the Internet can also have risks. Children and young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers -
We hope that the links and items on this page will help children, parents/carers and staff to understand online dangers and how to combat them.
We provide a diverse, balanced and relevant approach to the use of technology. Children are encouraged to maximise the benefits and opportunities that technology has to offer. We ensure that children learn in an environment where security measures are balanced appropriately with the need to learn effectively. Here at Claypole Church of England Primary School, we aim to equip children with the skills and knowledge to use technology appropriately and responsibly. We teach children how to recognise the risks associated with technology and how to deal with them, both within and outside the school environment.
The purpose of Internet use in school is to raise educational standards, to promote pupil achievement, to support the professional work of staff and to enhance the school’s management functions. The Internet use is part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary tool for learning. Internet access is an entitlement for children who show a responsible and mature approach to its use. The Internet is a part of everyday life for education, business and social interaction. The school has a duty to provide children with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience. Our children use the Internet widely outside school and need to learn how to evaluate Internet information and to take care of their own safety and security.
See below for our E-Learning Code of Conduct Policy that is displayed in all the classrooms.
The children are made aware of this on a regular basis.
Alongside conversations about online safety, using parental controls can also help children make smarter choices about how they use their screentime. Set up safely with these step by step control guides:
Whatever the children’s age, we can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible. Read these guides for children aged 0-5, 6-10, 11-13 and 14+
New recommendations reaffirms growing consensus that managing screentime should be less about the amount time children spend online and more about how they are actually interacting with screens to help them strike a healthy balance:
Comprehensive advice is available from the UK's leading child protection websites. Each has an array of safety tips, videos and useful information - just follow these links:
Technology need not be something you fear. For parents there are Parental Control/Tools that can be used to limit features of games consoles and mobile phones so that the risks of the technology being misused are reduced.
Video Game Ratings
Follow this link for information about the 'pegi' ratings from the Video Games Rating Board.
Age ratings for films.