The Web is a great tool for research projects and learning, as it enables pupils to research detailed
information that might otherwise be difficult to find. The Internet can engage in real-time data
collection in ways that were once impossible and pupils are now able to see the relationship between
their studies and the real world. At Pinner Park Junior School we understand the many benefits the
internet provides with our learning and encourage the use of modern technology. However, we closely
monitor the potential risks through our strict filtering systems and by empowering our pupils with
knowledge on how to keep themselves safe on the net.
Safe Technology Use
Pupils are expected to follow the guidelines set out in the Acceptable Use Agreement.
We understand that pupils may need the added security of a mobile phone when they are required to walk to and from school unaccompanied by a parent or carer. In these instances mobile phones are permitted in school but are to be handed into the school office as soon as the pupil has arrived on site and will be returned at the end of the school day.
On-Line Safety for Parents
For parents and carers, this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
Please use the links below for help and advice.
Extremism and Radicalisation
It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. At Pinner Park we are committed in supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. For more information download a pdf copy of the
Channel Duty Guidance April 2015 (click here)
Uk Safer Internet Centre guidance on how to set up privacy controls on smartphones
Childnet - Parents and Carers
CEOP/Think U Know guidance documents
Pan European Gaming Information (PEGI)