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Internet Safety

The internet and the ongoing developments in Computing are exciting and almost essential in todays world. Children have access to far more technology now than a decade ago - from ICT developments within the classroom to the progression of social networking sites, most pupils of junior school age have access to a PC in one capacity or other.

 

At Whiteheath Junior School, we take the issue of Computing regulations and monitoring very seriously, in order to safeguard our children against malicious content and ensure they can enjoy the many benefits of the internet and computer access in a safe and informative environment.

 

The subject is wide ranging and covers many aspects. For this purpose we have an Computing policy which is accessible via the link below. If you have any concerns regarding how we use Computing within the curriculum and the other measures we have in place to safeguard our children, you may wish to peruse the policy for further clarification.

 

When the children start at the Junior School, they will a HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT in which we ask you to read through with them and sign and date a copy. This is kept on file at school so we know that each child has agreed to the rules for use of the internet before using the computers.

National Online Safety provide the most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms. Click on the link below to find out more information about apps and to download useful tips to help keep children safe.

 

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

WEBSITES USED AT WHITEHEATH JUNIOR SCHOOL

For safeguarding purposes, we thought it would be useful for you to have a list of websites that are frequently used for educational purposes both in class and as part of homework assignments, here at Whiteheath.  These are websites that the children may be typically asked to access at home.

Please note that the children are not expected to interact with their teachers online. There is the option on Google Classroom to leave comments on the work set and on TTRockstars to challenge teachers to timestables battles, aside from this, there is no interaction between teachers and pupils.   

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