At St Bonaventure's we know that technology is really exciting. It can let us do lots of fun, interesting and useful things, but it's important to know how to use it safely.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced some brilliant how-to guides for parents which show you how to change the safety/child-lock settings on smartphones, gaming devices and Ipads etc. You can find them by clicking here.
When we are searching for information on the Internet we use a search engine called Swiggle.
We follow the S.M.A.R.T rules. To find out more click here.
Code of Practice
Using computers and the internet safely and effectively is something we all need to regularly learn about.
Every year group learns about e-safety in computing lessons, and each year on Safer Internet Day we all remind ourselves of the important things we should always know when using the internet.
All children read about, understand and sign an Internet Code of Practice. The agreements we sign can be found at the bottom of the page.
Hector the Dolphin helps us to stay safe at St Bon's! There is information on how to use the internet safely for parents and carers here.
Here are some fun e-safety activities from Hector the Dolphin which you might want to explore at home with your parents:
Key Stage Two
The school has major concerns with any child at Primary School having a Facebook account as this breaks the terms and conditions of Facebook under "Registration and Account Security" article 5 - "You will not use Facebook if you are under 13".
Facebook does not provide extensive child security measures for minors because it is not aimed at very young children. Your child is potentially unsafe when using Facebook if they lie about their age to gain an account.
For further information about internet safety and the risks of using online social sites, please see the resources at the Thinkyouknow website run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.