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.