What parents need to know...
The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
With the digital world constantly evolving and new technologies continuously being introduced, it is essential that E-safety is taught across the curriculum, particularly through Computing and RHSE. Not only are pupils taught how to use technology responsibly, but we strongly encourage our young people to think critically about their digital footprint, the risks associated with their online identity and their use of technology.
St Mary's C of E Primary School is proactive in educating our students on managing such risks. Each year the school observes Safer Internet Day with assemblies. We use the National Online Safety Programme to deliver age appropriate teaching to each class.
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