Our Curriculum Vision Statement begins with the words
‘The children who come to Quarry Mount Primary School are diverse, confident and energetic. The world into which they will live and grow is changing rapidly and is driven by technology.’
As technology and the Internet play such a central part in our children’s present and future lives we place great importance on teaching the children how to use them safely. All Internet use is closely monitored and classes complete regular ‘E-safety’ activities to remind the children how to keep safe online. The E-Safety Policy provides more detail about how we do this and is available for you to download below.
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet at home as well as at school. Below are some tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of E-Safety and some useful links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
For further help or advice, please contact the school's E-Safety Coordinator, Mrs Helen Smith, via the school office.
9 top tips for keeping under 13s safe online How to keep your child/children safe on games consoles
Please find in this section, a number of documents outlining how to control safety settings on various consoles.
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Dates for your diary
Tuesday 5th February 2019 - Safer Internet Day
E Safety tip of the month – September 2018
How much time children spend on gadgets and technology is regularly mentioned in the news and it is clear that there are lots of different opinions about how much is too much. Research by the charity Internet Matters found that 3-7 year olds spend roughly 7 hours each week on screens and that this time doubles to 13 hours when they are 8 years old. More research by South West Grid for Learning found a link between the amount of time children spend online and their exposure to upset, risk and issues related to well-being.
Settling back into new routines at the start of the year provides a good time to review the amount of ‘screen time’ your child is getting and to set some ground-rules, for example not using screens just before bedtime and making time to enjoy digital media together as a family. There is lots more simple advice on the Internet Matters website – goo.gl/cjG7qF.