At The Downs Primary School, we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on On-line Safety issues; teaching them 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 classroom.
ICT (Information Communication and Technology) in the 21st Century is an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children. Consequently, we build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our children with the skills to access life-long learning.
ICT covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning. Currently the internet technologies children are using both inside and outside of the classroom can include: websites, learning platforms and virtual learning environments, e-mail and instant messaging, chat rooms and social networking, music downloading, gaming, mobile devices with web functionality and many more.
Whilst exciting and beneficial all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies.
More information can be found at http://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter/
The Danger of Strangers Online - safeguarding resources from the 2 Johns -
Home page https://www.esafetytraining.org/
Resources page https://www.esafetytraining.org/resources
Attached below are some useful flyers containing information for parents and carers -