Responsible Internet Use
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of ICT skills, St George’s CE Primary School provides supervised access to the Internet. We believe that the use of the World Wide Web and e–mail is worthwhile and is an essential skill for children as they grow up in the modern world.
Parents are asked to read our guide to Responsible Internet Use (see below) and a consent form must be signed before children may use the Internet at school.
Although there have been concerns about pupils having access to undesirable materials, we are taking positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school Internet provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. This may not be the case at home so can we suggest that you look at:
Whilst every endeavor is made to ensure that suitable restrictions are placed on the ability of children to access inappropriate materials, the School cannot be held responsible for the nature or content of materials accessed through the Internet. The School will not be liable for any damages arising from your child’s use of the Internet facilities.
Should you wish to discuss any aspect of Internet use please telephone the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.
E–Safety Rules — Think then Click
Key Stage 1
- These rules help us to stay safe on the Internet We only use the internet when an adult is with us
- We can click on the buttons or links when we know what they do.
- We can search the Internet with an adult.
- We always ask if we get lost on the Internet.
- We can send and open emails together.
- We can write polite and friendly emails to people that we know.
Key Stage 2
- We ask permission before using the Internet.
- We only use websites that an adult has chosen.
- We tell an adult if we see anything we are uncomfortable with.
- We immediately close any webpage we not sure about.
- We only e–mail people an adult has approved.
- We send e–mails that are polite and friendly.
- We never give out personal information or passwords.
- We never arrange to meet anyone we don’t know.
- We do not open e–mails sent by anyone we don’t know.
- We do not use Internet chat rooms.