It is a growing concern in our society to be able to keep ourselves and our children safe on-line. The Internet is designed as a tool to gather information, communicate with friends and family (near or far) and have fun. We are fully aware that there is pressure on parents to allow their child more freedom on-line and this can be a good thing providing you ensure that you know what your child is doing. Even though our children are still young (there is some argument to getting them comfortable with what is safe online from this age) they need to be monitored and made aware of what to do if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
At Courthill we recognise that the internet gives children access to an extraordinary range of information that can help support their learning across the curriculum. Alongside encouraging them to use this fantastic wealth of information to enhance their research, we teach them to use safe and responsible behaviour whenever they search the web and use related technologies such as email, instant messaging and chat room services.
We utilise the web throughout the school. All children have access to ICT equipment that is fully networked providing internet access and teachers use interactive whiteboards which are connected to the school internet. Pupils are always supervised when using these facilities.
If you have any queries regarding our internet safety procedures, please e-mail Mrs Churchill with any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the links below for further information and also see our IT and Communications Systems policy which incorporates E-Safety.