The internet, and all it can offer, is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, however, parents and carers need to be aware that it is possible for people who are not known to your children and young people, to communicate with them via the internet.
We have a dedicated this area on the school website to provide support, advice and guidance to our parents, pupils and staff.
We know that the internet and the many devices, apps and social networks our young people are exposed to can be an intimidating place. It is important that all parents, carers teaching staff and other adults working with our young people make an effort to understand the many forms of new and digital media and technology that students are exposed to. With the right knowledge and understanding and an appropriate level of control and guidance, the internet, apps and social networking can be positive learning tools for pupils of all ages.
LSGS uses the LGfL filtering system and encourage all pupils to have a filter on their personal devices.
LSGS periodically will organise a parents/pupil session with the international organisation TAG.
TAG – an acronym for Technology Awareness Group – is a global organisation which provides information about the hazardous nature of modern technology and specifically the internet along with providing support and filtering service.
The following websites gives comprehensive information and advice for parents/carers. Resources are also accessible for schools, teachers and parents to ensure children are internet safe:
We have found this guide and the supporting Vodafone Parental Guidance pages to be extremely useful. Click here to visit the site.
We will endeavour to keep you updated on e-safety developments and will provide further guidance throughout the year.
For a full copy of our ICT Policy please contact the school or download it by clicking here.
If you have any concerns of queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at the school.