Hyrstmount Junior School is committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the internet.
We understand that it is increasingly difficult to keep up with the ways that our children are using new and ever-changing technologies. Our children are immersed in a society that has become dependent on powerful computers, including smart phone, iPads, interactive online games and virtual communities. Whilst the internet can be an extremely useful tool, it can also put children at risk of exposure to inappropriate content and behaviours.
We feel that in order to make informed decisions regarding internet safety, it is important that parents are kept up to date with information surrounding social media and gaming, so that you can make informed decisions as to whether to allow your child to have a profile or not and when and how to monitor their use.
In school we do lots of work in computing lessons to ensure our pupils are always safe when using the Internet. Please take a look at the links below to help ensure your children are safe when using the internet at home.
Technology will keep changing so it's important to keep yourself up to date!
This website contains user guides for parents on how to set parental controls on devices, social media, gaming, home broadband and search engines.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the relevant drop-down box to find your guide. https//www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
This website contains lots of useful information for parents on a variety of subjects including digital wellbeing, online bullying and apps.
|A website containing a wide variety of information for parents on internet safety. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk|
|At Hyrstmount Junior School, we are committed to keeping everyone who is a member of our school community safe. That is why we are currently reviewing our e-safety practices using 360Safe|
Creating a family agreement is a great way to start positive family conversations around safe and responsible internet use, and to agree clear expectations and boundaries.