“The Internet is a great information tool, and can be a place where kids learn but we must remember that when kids are online, they are in public.” – Mark Kennedy
Internet security is a very important issue to all at Millfields Primary School – we hope every child has a safe and happy experience whilst using the internet.
Online safety is taught across all year groups within the Computing and P.S.H.E. curriculum, children can demonstrate and say how they stay safe online. They know who they can talk to if they see or read anything that upsets them, this includes at home.
The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through Millfields their access to various types of technology and resources increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too.
We know that the positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
We have a range of security measures in place to help safeguard children from potential dangers and unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed according to our online-safety policy.
At Millfields we strive to be SMART when using technology.