As the internet becomes an increasingly powerful tool in our lives, it is important that we remain up to date with the latest developments and the implications these may have for our children.
At Archdeacon, an important part of our PSHE and Computing curriculum is Digital Citizenship and Online Safety. We believe that ensuring parents and children are well informed is the most effective way to keep children safe online.
As regular users of the Internet, it is key that we raise our children to be critical consumers. In a time of 'fake news' this year's Safer Internet Day focus will be on separating fact from fiction.
Class teachers will be setting specific tasks for their classes to complete. Please watch these videos and follow this link to find more information to support you to play your part in ensuring your children stay safe online. Safer Internet Day 2021 Top Tips for Parents and Carers | Safer Internet Centre
For activities to do with your child, please visit the Pupil Online Safety page of our website. Online Safety | Archdeacon Cambridge's Church of England Primary School
Social Networking and Gaming
As we enter the Christmas holidays, we are aware that many of our families will be relying on technology to remain in touch with loved ones and school friends. The following page offers a series of short information videos highlighting important considerations for parents with regards to children's use of social networking apps and in-game chat.
Many of our families will introduce new technology to their homes this Christmas. We recommend that all parental controls are set up before your children receive these devices as, once the children get their hands on them, it will be almost impossible for you to do this. This website provides step-by-step guides for setting up parental controls on almost all devices. Google Family Link is free, allows a range of control and monitoring settings and is easy to set up. Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides - Internet Matters