Ladygrove Primary School

Keeping Safe Online

At Ladygrove Primary school we take e-safety seriously. The school works closely with Telford and Wrekin Council to continue to provide safe and secure access to the internet within school. The wireless network is filtered to prevent access to unsuitable websites, whilst enabling the children to benefit from the very best educational resources possible. We pride ourselves on our vigilance in taking every possible and practical step to minimise the risk within school of inappropriate internet use, in close partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council.

However with new technologies emerging all of the time we recognise that it will not always be possible to eliminate the risk of inappropriate internet use completely through filtering and restriction. With this in mind we place great importance on educating the children on taking their own e-safety very seriously. We expect the children to actively learn responsible use of the internet through our ongoing work on being safe and ensure that the children have the opportunity to gain an age appropriate understanding of the potential risks as well as the advantages of using modern technology as they progress through the school.

As a result of this, we expect each child to demonstrate safe and responsible use of the internet. As a school we teach children to use the search engine Kidrex as it is designed for children. You can help support your child at home by being aware of potential risks, and regularly talking to your child about how they use the internet and mobile technologies at home. We ask parents to be mindful that social media sites such as Facebook and Snapchat are not designed to be used by children under 13 years of age and so we do not expect any children of Ladygrove to be using them. If you require more information on safe use of the internet, you may find these links helpful, or by all means talk to your child’s teacher or one of the school's Designated Safeguarding Leads (see Safeguarding section of the website).

Child safe search engine www.kidrex.org

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