Over the past year, digital technology has enabled us to keep in touch with family and friends through quarantine, to learn or work from home in ways we might never have thought possible a year ago with our reliance on our devices increasing dramatically. Lockdown at weekends combined with remote teaching and learning is tough on pupils, parent and staff. Trying to maintain a safe and balanced approach to the use of devices is challenging at any time but never more so than at the moment. Our Digital Safety page aims to share links to useful sources of advice and information for all ages; the DigiDuck story book for our younger pupils are well worth a look.
For online advice in lockdown you may also wish to visit the CEOP site which now has several 15 minute activities for families to do together to help learn about safer online living. You can find it here Online safety home activity worksheets (thinkuknow.co.uk)
We are also delighted to shared the latest Digital Parent Guide from Vodafone that one of our current parents has been involved with. It really is worth a look at especially at "What are the kids talking about" and the feature on using apps such as 'Leafsnap UK' or 'Picture This' when exploring outdoors.
“If you are a parent and looking for support around how to ensure your children can enjoy using the technology safely at this time, look no further and please read this Digital Parenting magazine and please use the resources supplied”
Current Vodafone PARENT
Children grow up fast and the digital world changes as quickly as they do, so getting the right balance between giving them online freedom and appropriate restrictions for their age, is a challenge for parents, we hope you will find the links and resources useful on our Digital Safety page useful.