The internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access than ever before. At Kingsway Primary Academy, we appreciate the importance of the internet as a learning tool for children today and the use of technology as an integral part of teaching and learning.
The children benefit from technical resources, with online capabilities at the centre of their learning. It provides them with the opportunities to access a wide range of educational tools, communicate with friends and investigate the world around them. However, there is also content available that is not suitable for children. We hope that the information provided on this page will help to keep your children safe and ensure that they use technology, including mobile phones and games devices responsibly. If you wish to know more, please contact a member of staff at our school.
Use of the internet can have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.
These dangers include:
- Viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
- Giving out personal information
- Arranging to meet an online 'friend'
- Becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
- Spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
- Copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.
Remember our safety rules when using the internet. The rules are:
- Only use the internet when an adult is present
- Never give out any personal details
- Tell an adult if you find something that is not right
- Use safe search engines
- Check with an adult before you download anything
- Don’t do anything online that you know is wrong
If you come across anything that is worrying you on the computer go and tell your teacher or parents straight away. If you are worried about any other problem with phones, chat rooms or you have any worries, talk to your class teacher or parents immediately.