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The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, digital video, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming very important in the daily lives of our children and young people. Increasingly the technologies are being used in the classroom because they enable pupils to engage creatively with their learning. Socially our children and young people often use the internet for entertainment, interaction and communication with ‘friends’.
In school, the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning provides for a safe and secure online environment.
Schools have responsibilities for ensuring that all users follow their Acceptable Use Policy. Outside school access to the internet can take place anywhere and at anytime, so it is important pupils are able to use the ICT safely.
Having a well trained staff with an up-to-date knowledge of eSafety is essential to help promote the 'Stay Safe Online' message and minimise the eSafety risks.
The Hertfordshire eSafety team are able to deliver bespoke staff training in your school. The eSafety training will have both a local and national focus and be delivered by CEOP trained Advisers. We include information on the technologies being used by children and young people, new and emerging trends with technology, the risks and how to manage eSafety incidents. Very importantly we include specific advice and guidance for ‘Staying safe’ online and promoting the ‘Stay safe’ message.
For further information call 01438 844777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These posters can be printed and displayed around school
Childnet International has produced a number of resources for pupils, parents and school staff. The leaflet 'Be Smart on the Internet' and others can be ordered from Childnet or printed.
Chatright aims to show young people and parents how to use the Internet, mobile telephones, blogs and gaming safely.
The new Hertfordshire ICT Scheme promotes the safe and responsible use of ICT. The planning input offers a progressive approach to eSafety throughout the primary phase with in-built opportunities to assess pupils understanding and awareness.
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