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Online Safety

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. Children and young people are using technology in new and exciting ways, enhancing and enriching their lives with the many tools on offer. With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies (web based technologies that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users), young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting directly within a digital landscape.

In their exploration of these technologies, young people are not only developing their ICT skills, but also a whole host of ‘softer’ skills – creativity, communication and networking skills, for example – which will be much in demand by the employers of the future. 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.

Everyone at Little Stanion Primary School is commited to keeping your child safe and teaching your child to keep themeselves safe -  we believe children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe. We have a thorough Online Safety policy. Our Online Safety curriculum begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage and goes through until Year 6.

Please have a look at the Online Safety resources provided in the links and attachments below:

For tools/settings to keep your child safe whlst they are working online click here

If you would like more support and advice about protecting your child when they are online click here

ParentInfo have also written some useful articles about E-safety which can be accessed at http://parentinfo.org/articles/all

For more information about E-safety you can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk

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