From learning in class to playing games at home, children are doing more on the internet than ever before – and it’s a wonderful place.
However, just as in ‘real life’, it’s important to make sure children are staying safe online. At the Potton Federation we take this responsibility very seriously and we educate our children about internet safety as appropriate to each key stage through PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education lessons), through our programme of assemblies and as part of the Computing curriculum. One of the main strands of the Computing curriculum, digital literacy has a strong focus on internet safety issues to support and educate children about staying safe online. We also have E cadets, these are nominated children who look at improving E safety and developing awareness within the school community.
Please may we remind parents that the minimum age limit is 13 years old for several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram.
For more detailed information about internet safety please use the link https://www.internetmatters.org
InternetMatters.org is a portal dedicated to making sure all parents are only a click away from advice, tips and support about online safety for children. The information is divided into age-appropriate sections to help you talk to your child about the issues and technologies they’ll come across as they grow up online.