Although we do not allow children to use their mobile phones in school, there are a few parents who like their child to carry a phone so that they can contact them before or after the school day. If you feel it is necessary for your child to have a mobile phone with them, we ask that you complete a mobile phone registration form. This form is available in the Documents section below or from Miss Barrie in the office.
Mobile phones should be handed to the office on arrival at school and collected at the end of the school day. Children are not allowed to use their phones on or near the school site or on the playground. The school retains the right to confiscate any phone found in school during the day and will return it at the end of the day.
Please find in this section, a number of documents outlining how to control safety settings on various consoles.
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E-Safety tip of the month
n the latest research by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label it was found that 17% of young people have experienced cyberbullying. It’s important to have regular conversations with your child about the online world, including issues like cyberbullying. This will help you to understand if they have ever experienced or witnessed online bullying for themselves, and give you an opportunity to support them and reassure them that you are always there to help.
Some questions which you could ask your child are:
How can you be kind online?
What would you do if someone was being unkind online?
What do you think cyberbullying is?
How is it different to physical bullying?
We also need to support children in developing empathy and understanding the impact of their online actions. While it might be difficult to think about your child behaving negatively towards someone else, it’s worth bearing in mind that sometimes young people find it hard to identify what bullying is and may just think the behaviour is ‘banter’ and to be expected. It’s important they recognise what behaviour is acceptable and recognise how online actions can affect others.
If your child has experienced cyberbullying:
Let them talk,
Don’t be shocked by what they tell you,
Don’t deny access to technology
Encourage them not to retaliate