Pupils at Tatham Fells CE (VC) Primary School have access to a range of online materials that enrich and extend teaching and learning opportunities.
The benefits to teaching and learning are many and varied, such as sharing information with children from other countries, accessing news and current affairs, and accessing information for research and new skills.
However, we have to be aware of the risks of having an online life. We educate our children to stay safe online through both Key Stages.
Our Online Safety curriculum is based around this statement:
Tatham Fells pupils are taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. Pupils are taught to identify where to go for help and support, and when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
Internet access is an entitlement for pupils based on responsible use. Children will be taught from an early age that they are responsible for their actions on the internet. At Key Stage 2 children are required to complete a Pupils Responsible Use agreement alongside their parents.
Internet access will be carefully planned to enrich and extend learning opportunities as an integrated aspect of the curriculum. Pupils will be given clear objectives for Internet use and will access material under guidance from their class teacher. Teachers will supervise pupils and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that users only access material appropriate to their learning. Parents are informed that pupils will be provided with internet access to support their learning and parents are required to sign a Parental Consent Form.
Teaching our pupils to be safe online is at the heart of our curriculum.
What can you do at home?
Parents of Key Stage One children may like to download these eSafety iPad apps for use at home:
And if you’ve never thought about how strange our online life is, just watch this video.
Together, let's keep our children safe from the risks of life online.