Internet Safety at Nutfield Church
Over the last ten years or so, there has been an explosion in the use of digital technology. It has become an everyday part of our lives, with our means of communication, shopping, entertainment and sources of information all driven by the internet. Its basic premise of interconnectivity is both useful and desirable and, to put it quite simply, human beings of all ages love it!
However, there is a darker side to all this technology. Children are, by their very nature, inexperienced and inquisitive. To them, the digital world offers an exciting blend of fun and social interaction and it is easy for them to jump right into it by downloading a whole host of apps, without a thought for how they might be compromising their safety.
At Nutfield Church School, we teach children in all classes how to stay safe in the online world, through regular Internet Safety lessons, using a mixture of videos and activities, aimed at their different ages and experiences. As staying safe online straddles school and home, we encourage parent, family and wider school community involvement in our efforts to inform children about the digital world.
This page contains a variety of information and ideas about how you can keep your family safe online. We have included videos, websites and fact sheets from many trusted organisations with an interest and expertise in this area, including CEOP, NSPCC, and the BBC. Many of these resources are aimed at primary aged children and we encourage you to share them with your children so that they understand both the advantages and disadvantages of the digital world and begin to navigate their path safely through it.