As ICT is continually developing and new technologies emerging, we as a school will strive to give all pupils the skills to prepare them for their future. ICT is an essential part of everyday life and will continue to evolve in as yet unforeseen ways, so our children will need confidence and ability to move with the changes as they arrive. Alongside teaching the children how to use a range of technologies, it is vitally important that we teach children the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.
Children at High Halden use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular e-safety activities designed to remind the children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
We are aware that occasionally children are given unsupervised access at home, this potentially allows them to access all kinds of unwanted issues. Here are some tips to help you keep your chiildren safe online:
- Explore e-safety sites together- there are some useful links below.
- Many social networking sites have minimum age limits (usually 13, so our pupils should not be using them)
- Keep your ipad or device in a shared area-talk to your child about what they are doing online and monitor the sites they are visiting.