Technology and the internet undoubtedly have a place in all our lives. While it can be incredibly positive, it is not without it's challenges. The internet is a place of relentless change and keeping up to date with your children's use of technology can be challenging. For many parents/carers, their children may be more technically proficient than they are.
In the modern world, students of Urmston Grammar need to be able to harness the power of the internet positively, developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that allow them to do so safely.
In school, our filtering systems ensure that browsing is safe and secure. When using the Internet at home however, there is the potential students may access content which isn't appropriate.
The following links provide guidance and support to help parents/carers to educate their children to stay safe online.
Internet matters - Video guidance for ages 11-13
Internet matters - Video guidance for age 14+
The 'Internet matters' website contains lots of useful advice for parents carers about online safety and is linked below
Vodafone have also produced a digital parenting guide which can be found below
Childnet have also built a bank of resources to help children, parents/carers and professionals to navigate the online world safely.
CEOP provides online safety and advice/guidance from the Police. It also allows people to report online crimes relating to online abuse.
Urmston Grammar has an 'Online safety' policy which can be found below