At Waterside Primary School, we recognise the importance of safeguarding children from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material, and we understand that technology is a significant component in many safeguarding and wellbeing issues.
We believe that the Internet and other digital technologies are powerful resources which can enhance and potentially transform teaching and learning when used effectively and appropriately. The Internet is an essential element of 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school provides pupils with opportunities to use the Internet for research, remote learning and online communication, along with developing the skills necessary to access, analyse and evaluate them safely.
The Internet supports the professional work of staff and enhances the school’s management information and business administration systems. Safe access to the Internet is necessary for staff and pupils. It is an entitlement for all helping develop a responsible and mature approach to accessing and managing information. The aim of our policy is to help ensure safe responsible use of ICT and the Internet.