At Diamond Wood Community Academy we want staff, children, parents and carers to create a school community that embraces the use of new technologies. We promote the use of ICT to enhance learning and thinking and teach all of the children how to keep themselves safe. All adults in school ensure that pupils know how to report incidents and problems confidently and straight away.
At home, many children use computers to play games and learn. We want to encourage you to ensure children are supervised at all times at home, especially when accessing the internet.
Please help us to keep your child safe by keeping an eye on their internet activity and researching e-safety by using the links below:
Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org/police/resource
NSPCC Online Safety: www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety
Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org
UK Safer Internet Centre: www.saferinternet.org.uk
NCA Cyber Crime: www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime
Internet Watch Foundation: www.iwf.org.uk
A new social networking App called PopJam is specifically aimed at primary school age children. This App combines features of Facebook and Twitter, including building a friends list, posting updates and 'rejamming' other children's posts. It also encourages children to have as many friends as possible, and in addition to their school friends, children are also friending strangers. As with all social netowkring sites, this puts children at risk of meeting an abuser online. It is possible for parents to view their child's activity on this App so long as it is used on a family device.