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 -
- viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour;
- giving out personal information;
- arranging to meet an online 'friend;'
- becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images;
- spending too much time online which can effect concentration, education, sleep and health;
- copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own;
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 Baston 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.
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: