"Together for a better Internet"
At Cockburn Haigh Road Academy we want staff, children, parents and carers to create a school community that embraces the use of new technologies.
We promote the use of technology to enhance learning and thinking and teach all pupils to have a strong awareness of Internet safety.
The internet and other digital technologies such as smartphones open up new learning and social opportunities for everyone. However, we need to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related technologies appropriately and safely. Everyone has a shared responsibility to support this: school staff, parents - and children themselves. This responsibility is about teaching children appropriate behaviours and applying careful thinking skills to enable them to remain safe when using the internet. Research shows that many young people lack an appreciation of online dangers and of the consequences of their actions. The safety of children including e-safety is an essential priority.
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
Click on the links for information / advice
www.parentinfo.org - contains lots of good e safety advice as well as other useful information.
www.internetmatters.org – lots of guidance and articles about keeping children safe online.
http://parents.vodafone.com – provides information and guidance to parents to help understand the digital world.
www.kidsmart.org.uk – has been developed by the charity Childnet International and has information on many of the technologies used by children with guidance on how to stay safe online.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ShareAware - contains parent guidance around e- safety.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - contains simple guides to social networks, sites and apps that children use
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/- contains age appropriate activities for children and advice for parents/carers.