The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at Leverton Academy spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home.
We value computing within our school and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing modern technology. From laptops to iPads, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies to suit their learning styles. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.
The eSafety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. We also work closely with other schools and representatives to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice. Our eSafety Policy explains how we do this.
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet, both in school and at home. We have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of eSafety and specific advice on online gaming. We have also included various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
The Academy holds an annual 'Safer Internet Night' which is strictly for parents and carers, offering a range of practical advice and information that can help keep children safe at home. For more information about the next event, please contact the office.
To discuss any information relating to ICT or E-Safety, please contact Mr Mitton via the school office.
- General Internet Safety - are you safe?
- A guide to understanding technology
- Setting up parental controls
- Advice for parents
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK
We suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings. Whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are, then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.