Internet Safety Day

Children in Key Stage 2 were recently invited to a special assembly hosted by Michelle O'Callaghan, one of our colleagues from The Stockwood Park Academy. The assembly gave a child-friendly guide to the importance of safe use of the internet. In these days of modern technologies for communications, information finding and social networking, children are introduced to the hardware and software at an increasingly young age, with many owning their own mobile telephones and tablets as well as having access to pc's in their home environment. Within the education sector it is crucial that we support the children in our care in this life skill to supplement the information given by their families. As well as covering Internet Safety across our curriculum where technologies are increasingly utilised, a specific focus on the potential advantages and disadvantages of its use has proved beneficial in increasing the children's awareness.