Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles and touch screen technology like tablets and smartphones from a younger and younger age. Osborne Nursery School has e-safety and internet use policies which all staff, students and volunteers follow.

  • Our internet access is designed expressly for our children and includes filtering appropriate to the age of our childrenOnlineCompassSilver_Logo
  • Children will use the internet with the direct support and supervision of staff
  • Internet access will be planned to enrich and extend learning activities
  • Staff will guide children in on-line activities that will support learning outcomes planned for their age and maturity
  • Staff will check that the sites pre-selected for child use are approriate to their age and maturity

 

Osborne Nursery School has been awarded the Online Compass Silver Award for Online Safety by The South West Grid for Learning

 

For advice and guidance on how to keep your child safe when doing these activities have a look at the childnet website at:

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 

For advice on using technology with children under 5 years look at the National Literacy parent’s website, Words for Life.

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/tips-technology-with-0-3-year-olds

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/tips-technology-with-3-5-year-olds

 

For two online stories ‘The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin’ and ‘Digiduck’s Big Decisionto use with your children aged 3-7 years that give internet safety advice click below:

Kidsmart

 

If you are suspicious about the behaviour of others online, reports can be made to CEOP at:

Reporting Suspicious Behaviour Online