Keeping your child safe online
At Keeble Gateway Academy, we are committed to keeping your child safe both in and out of school.
Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology is regarded as normal by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives.
Children and young people are using technology in new and exciting ways, enhancing and enriching their lives with the many tools on offer.
This may include using:
- Mobile phones
- Games consoles
- Smart TVs
In their exploration of these technologies, young people are not only developing their ICT skills, but also a whole host of other skills - creativity, communication and networking skills, for example.
Children are increasingly referred to as 'digital natives': citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by and emerged in the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is typically high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe. At Keeble Gateway Academy, we have a specific e-safety curriculum that covers every group from EYFS to Year 2, and will continue through the school as we grow. We also have a specific e-safety policy, an e-safety protocol for everyone working in school and a dedication to ensure that children can explore the digital world through various devices safely.