he use of computers and the internet has become an important part of our daily lives and it is essential that we teach our children not only how to use such technology to benefit their learning but also to use it wisely. As adults, we are aware that not everything we read online is true and reliable and that there are many internet sites that are not suitable for children to see. In school, unsuitable internet sites are blocked by our internet filters. The sites and documents below have suggestions for how you can ensure that such security is in place at home.
ParentInfo.org has been designed and set up to offer parents a wide range of information and guidance about their children's well being and resilience. Some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. Articles therefore can range from advice for keeping safe on Minecraft, to Instagram and Snapchat FAQ's to information about mental health issues for Primary school children. The content on the Belmont website is from the Primary section of the ParentInfo site
UPLOADING PHOTOS/VIDEOS TAKEN AT SCHOOL EVENTS
Ensuring our children know how to keep safe online is an important part of our curriculum at Belmont and we are grateful for all the support we have been given by parents/carers over the years. I would like to take this opportunity to explain why we request that any photos/videos taken at school events such as Star Achievers, plays or concerts, are used for personal use only and are not uploaded onto social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.
For the Belmont website and Twitter pages, the school is required to ask permission from all parents and carers before uploading photos of pupils. We also have to ensure that children are not identified in any photos that are uploaded. The majority of parents/carers do give permission, however some have informed us that photos of their children must not be published.
Thank you once again for your on-going support in keeping all members of our school community safe online.