We expect all children and staff at Kingsland to follow our acceptable use policy when using technology at school. Click on the following links to download a copy.
Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology has been completely normalised by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives.
Technology is changing all the time and young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting directly within a digital landscape in a variety of ways.
Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by and emerged in the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is typically high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe – this isn’t just a top down approach. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. Teaching your child about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
Do you know how to keep your children safe? Do your children know how to keep safe? At Kingsland we are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our e-safety curriculum (including capturing their online habits in our e-safety questionnaire) but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and teachers.
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Have a look at our fantastic e-safety video in which the children themselves have the starring roles! Listen to our children deliver an important message on how to keep ourselves safe on and off line.
We have added our own online safety resources. Please take a look at them as they contain really useful information. (All documents are pdf files unless otherwise stated).
- Mobile Phone Safety
- Risks Online
- Social Networking
- Talking to People Online
- Tools to Keep My Child Safe
- What is My Child Doing Online
There are some helpful websites, which can offer up to date advice. Follow the links below.