Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them. Article 17, UNCRC
At Manor Field, we recognise the value of the internet and the integral place of digital technology in the world in which we live; however, we also understand our responsibility in teaching the children how to access digital technology, and particularly the internet, safely and mindfully.
Each year, parents are invited to school as part of the National Internet Safety Day. During the morning, we explore a number of themes with parents, ranging from computer addiction to online privacy. In addition, throughout the year, we explore different themes with the children as part of their Digital Technology and PSHE curriculums.
Through the school newsletters, we are able to share up-to-date information about new apps and games, and encourage parents to inform us of any new trends or concerns that they encounter. It is important for parents and schools to work in partnership together.
There is a number of resources for parents wanting to find out more about how to keep their children safe online. As a school, we would highly recommend accessing www.thinkuknow.co.uk. This website contains a wealth of information, is up-to-date and informative. If you know of any others, please let us know so that we can share them with parents.