ICT is all around us and everyday we use Technology to enhance our learning, find information, or for fun. At Holbeton it is important that the children use ICT to enhance their learning journeys in a fun, safe and secure environment.
The children learn and use skills in ICT across all areas of the curriculum, but also have time to reflect and consider the importance of internet safety and appropriate use. As teachers and parents there are many ways we can help our children and understand the technological world we live in.
Think You Know is a great Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people, and is divided into different sections depending on your child's age.
Staying Safe at Home
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet, both in school and at home. We have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of online safety and specific advice on online gaming. We have also included various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
In school, children learn about online safety through a scheme of lessons and assemblies. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safely when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.
CEOP also has a great website of information on online safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
Some links to more information:
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK