The use of ICT including the Internet, e-mail, learning platforms and today’s mobile technologies are an integral element of learning in our school. To make this as successful and as beneficial as possible for all learners, we expect all pupils to act safely and responsibly when using technology both within, and outside of, the school environment.
This is particularly relevant when using Social Network Sites which are becoming increasingly popular amongst both the adult population and young people. However, many sites do have age-restriction policies where the minimum acceptable age is 13 years. Any child who sets up or uses such a site and is below the acceptable age is in clear breach of these age-restriction policies and therefore we actively discourage this in our school.
The enclosed ICT Acceptable Use Policy forms part of the wider School eSafety Policy and alongside the school’s Behaviour Policy outlines those principles we expect our pupils to uphold for the benefit of both themselves and the wider school community.
Your support in achieving these aims is essential and I would therefore ask that you please read and discuss the enclosed ICT Acceptable Use Policy with your child and return the completed document as soon as possible.
Along with addressing eSafety as part of your child’s learning, we will also be holding Parental eSafety Awareness Sessions during the school year and I would take this opportunity to strongly encourage your attendance wherever possible. Further information on these sessions will be communicated as soon as dates are confirmed. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about eSafety for parents and carers, please visit the Lancsngfl eSafety website http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/esafety. Or alternatively, please see the guide for Parents and Carers 'Staying Safe Online'
Signing the School Acceptable Use Policy helps us to maintain responsible use of ICT and safeguards the pupils in school.
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss any aspect of the use of ICT in school, please contact Mrs Pearson.
Mrs K Marney
For 'Internet Safety Day' we held an assembly for all children in Key Stage 2. Then children took part in activities based around how to keep safe on the Internet. In the evening, we held sessions for parents to come along and find ways to help keep their children keep safe on the Internet. Here are some documents that may be of some help.
As part of our annual E-safety week, the children from all classes have taken part in an E-Safety competition to highlight how we can keep ourselves safe when using the internet.
In Classes 1,2,3, 4 and 5, children have enjoyed learning all about Smartie the Penguin. Please ask your children all about him and they will teach you his little song...
"Before you click, click, click...
You need to think, think, think...
And TELL someone!"
Please click here to read the story with your child.
Classes 6, 7, 8, 9 10 and 11 have all been learning about the SMART Crew.
* S - Safe
* M - Meeting
* A - Accepting
* R - Reliable
* T - TELL!
Talk to your child and they will be able to tell you all about what each letter stands for in order to keep ourselves safe on the internet.
If you wish to watch the adventure of Cara, Winston and the Smart Crew with your child, please click here.