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 children
  • 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 appropriate to their age and maturity

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:

Smartie the Penguin

Digiduck

For home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home click below:

Activities for 4-5 year olds

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

Reporting Suspicious Behaviour Online