At Hurworth Primary, safeguarding our children is one of our top priorities. As technology plays such a significant role in society today, our goal is to equip our children with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to embrace and use new and ever-changing technology in a safe, responsible, mature and resilient way. The vast range of technology and the ways in which we can communicate are beneficial to all but can occasionally place children, young people and adults in danger if they are not managed appropriately.
We want to ensure we have the right balance between controlling access, setting rules and boundaries and educating our children about responsible use. We want our children to be able to make smart choices online whilst also taking ownership of their own digital lives both now and in the future.
We often hear about the negatives of the online world, but at Hurworth we also want to celebrate the positives and do all that we can to ensure that our children have a positive time online. Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting their children to navigate the risks whilst allowing their children to make the most of the opportunities offered by technology and the online world. The most important thing parents and carers can do is to have conversations and stay engaged with their children’s digital lives. We will endeavour to keep you informed of safety updates relating to the online world.
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