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Online Safety

 

Early use of digital technology has been shown to improve language skills and promote children’s social development and creativity. But it’s not without risks for young children, who may come across inappropriate content or begin to copy what older children do online. As a school for students with learning difficulties, our Online safety policy addresses those issues that are relevant to our school. 

 

Put yourself in control

Instalparental controls on your home broadband and any internet-enabled devices. Set up a user account for your child on the main device they use and make sure other accounts in the household are password-protected so that younger children can’t access them by accident.

 

Use airplane mode

Use airplane mode on your devices when your child is using them so they can’t make any unapproved purchases or interact with anyone online without your knowledge.

 

Check if it’s suitable

Use PEGI ratings and App store ratings to ensure your children are playing age-appropriate games. There are eight such descriptors: bad language, discrimination, drugs, fear, gambling, sex, violence and online gameplay with other people. Help children understand why some games are allowed and others aren’t.

Montacute School Online Safety Policy 2021

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