At Highbury Primary School, we recognise the importance of safeguarding children from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material, and we understand that technology is a significant component in many safeguarding and wellbeing issues.
We believe that the Internet and other digital technologies are powerful resources which can enhance and potentially transform teaching and learning when used effectively and appropriately. The Internet is an essential element of 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school provides pupils with opportunities to use the Internet for research, remote learning and online communication, along with developing the skills necessary to access, analyse and evaluate them safely.
The Internet supports the professional work of staff and enhances the school’s management information and business administration systems. Safe access to the Internet is necessary for staff and pupils. It is an entitlement for all helping develop a responsible and mature approach to accessing and managing information. The aim of our policy is to help ensure safe responsible use of ICT and the Internet.
The best way you can protect your child is to establish a positive relationship with them around their life online. Talk to them – not just once but have ongoing conversations as part of your family life.
Thinkuknow. An Introduction for Parents and Carers
In this presentation we will introduce you to the ThinkuKnow education programme, highlight some of the resources available for you and your children and remind you of some of the things you can do to keep your child safe online.
A guide to social media
In this video we explore we social media, the risks and what you can do as a parent of carer to help your child be safe.
Visit the parent and carers article Is your child ready for social media? for more information.
A guide to in-game chat
ThinkUKnow.co.uk have teamed up with Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment) to give parents and carers advice about online games and chat.
While playing games online is often great fun, it's important you understand why your children will chat online, what risks there are and what measures you can take to protect them while they’re playing their favourite games.
Visit the parent and carers article In-game chat:what parents and carers need to know for more information.
A guide to live streaming
In this video will give you a brief overview of live streaming and some practical tips for your child’s safe use.
Visit the parent and carers article A short guide to live streaming for more information.
A guide to sharing images
In these videos we explore why children and young people like to share images, the risks and what you can do as a parent of carer.
A guide to sharing images - primary aged children
Visit our parent and carers article Younger children sharing pictures or videos online for more information