Keeping Children safe on the internet and when using mobile technology is very important.
You are no doubt aware that, as part of the pupils’ curriculum enhancement and the development of ICT skills, Driffield CE Infant School provides supervised access to the Internet. Pupils are regularly given opportunities to use websites designed to support their learning. They are also taught research and evaluation skills to help them use the Internet effectively and efficiently.
Although there have been concerns about pupils having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with that possibility. We access the internet through the Local Authority who operate a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. All of our computers are in public view and, as stated above, access is supervised. Children are also taught our THINK THEN CLICK rules for using the Internet, in order to help them to stay safe wherever they use the Internet.
THINK THEN CLICK
We only use the internet when an adult is with us or if an adult says we can.
We can click on buttons and links only if we know what they do.
We can search the internet with an adult
We always ask if we get lost on the internet.
We never give our details on the internet.
If we see something we don’t like or that worries us we click on Hector and tell an adult.
We can send class emails and only write polite and friendly messages to people we know.
We are, as you can see, taking our responsibilities in this area very seriously indeed. To this end, we would ask that you read the ‘Pupil Internet Agreement’ with your child. Our full Internet Policy can also be found on the Policy section of this website.
All of our lap tops and desk top computers are installed with Hector the e-safety Dolphin which the children can click on should they come across a page that disturbs them. You may wish to download this onto your computers at home , it is a free tool and one the children are familiar with. Click on the following link:
Hector the E-safety Dolphin; This child friendly safety button is now free for you to download at home.
Please read the following documents to help you keep your child safe online.
The following websites also have lots of useful information for parents and age appropriate activities for children.
Click on the pictures below to go directly to the sites.