The world our children are growing up in is becoming more and more digital. Among other things, technology has been shown to improve problem solving and language skills and it can stimulate creativity and social interaction but we also need to be aware of the risks involved. We want to help our children and their families to make positive contributions online whilst developing strategies for keeping safe and being aware of their behaviour online.
If you child is experiencing any online safety problems we would ask that they report them to their teacher or a member of support staff. All issues will be reported to the Headteacher or Computing Coordinator.
Guide to manage screen time
Navigate this screen time guide to find out more about its impact on children, practical steps you can take to make it work for you and your child and resources available to support them.
In a bid to help parents and children get best out of the time they spend online, here are five simple tips to help manage children’s screen time so they can make the most out of their time both on and offline.
Before they’ve even learnt to read, most children can navigate through devices to play games and watch cartoons. By the time they reach the age of 8, over one in three children own their own smartphone and 55% have their own tablet. Take a look at the online safety tips in our Parent’s Guide to Discovering Digital at Primary School here.