At Hormead CE(VA) First & Nursery School we are committed to ensuring that children learn how to use computers, ICT and modern technology safely. We encourage responsible use of ICT so that children:

  • Are able to use ICT safely to support their learning in school
  • Know how to use a range of ICT equipment safely
  • Are able to use ICT and modern technologies outside school in a safe manner, including using ICT as a tool for communication
  • Are prepared for the constant changes in the world of technologies in a safe manner
  • Know what to do if they feel unsafe when it comes to using technology and ICT.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. As a result, it is essential that we all know how to stay safe online. Here are links to useful website where you and your children can learn more about being safe on the internet:

Advice for Parents and Carers

  • Explore e-safety sites - there are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • Facebook / Twitter / Instagram and other social media sites - many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. Please see the attachments below for support and advice on social media.
  • Keep your computer / tablet in a shared area - talk to your children about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can talk and share the wonderful sites that are available online.