At Morgans we want to encourage children to learn how to use the world wide web safely. Internet safety is vital and we work as a school to regularly update our Safe Internet Use policy and ensure that we are well aware of online safety and how to get the most out of the internet. We celebrate International Safer Internet Day, every year in February and learn how to use the internet safely at home and in school.
The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, digital video, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming very important in the daily lives of our children and young people. Increasingly the technologies are being used in the classroom because they enable pupils to engage creatively with their learning. Socially our children and young people often use the internet for entertainment, interaction and communication with ‘friends’.
In school, the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning provides for a safe and secure online environment.
Schools have responsibilities for ensuring that all users follow their Acceptable Use Policy. Outside school access to the internet can take place anywhere and at anytime, so it is important pupils are able to use the ICT safely.
Please be aware of age restrictions for social media sites and have conversations with your child(ren).
For information from Hertfordshire County on eSafety topics go to: www.thegrid.org.uk/eservices/safety
For valuable information for parents covering all aspects of eSafety and more go to: http://parentinfo.org
We put on our e-Safety helmets before we sign on to a computer, this reminds us to stay safe online.
Online websites - click on the link to view - essential advice for parents and children
Clips to watch with your children
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe
Parenting in the digital world leaflet
The digital world is vast, exciting and forever evolving at such a pace that parents often find it hard to keep up. Our children have never known life before the online world and are getting more and more tech savvy at an earlier age. This causes many of us anxiety because
we are not experts, we have not grown up in the age of online technology and we have not had childhood experience to draw upon when providing guidance for our own children.
However, the digital world doesn’t have to be considered a place of worry for parents; in fact, it can be embraced as a tool for building a better future for us all.
2Simple have put together this informative guide to
help support you in enabling your child to grow into a responsible digital citizen who is able to keep themselves safe while, at the same time, getting the very best from the digital world.
In this guide, you will find tips and advice for each of the key areas of online safety for primary-aged children. Each of these areas is further broken down into tips for parents of children aged 5 to 7 and for those of children aged 7 to 11.