Cononley Primary School recognises that internet, mobile and digital technologies provide a good opportunity for children and young people to learn, socialise and play, provided they are safe.
The digital world is an amazing place, but with few rules. It is vast and fast moving and young people’s future economic success may be partly dependent on their online skills and reputation. We are, therefore, committed to ensuring that all pupils, staff and governors will be able to use internet, mobile and digital technologies safely. This is part of our safeguarding responsibility. Staff are aware that some pupils may require additional support or teaching, including reminders, prompts and further explanation to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of online safety issues. We are also committed to ensuring that all those who work with children and young people, including their parents/carers, are informed about the ever-changing risks so that they can take an active part in the safeguarding of children. Please note:
- Children are not allowed 'Fit Bits' (or similar devices) or Smart Watches in school.
- Children are not allowed mobile phones in school unless there are exceptional circumstances. Parents/ carers should seek permission from the headteacher and class teacher via email if there is a reason why their child needs to bring a mobile phone to school. If permission is granted, it is on the understanding that the phone will be handed to the class teacher at the start of the day and returned at the end of the school day. All such devices must be switched off until the end of the day. Under no circumstance should pupils use their personal mobile devices/phones to take images of any other pupil or any member of staff.
The school is not responsible for the loss, damage or theft on school premises of any personal mobile device.
Parents/ carers must ensure there is no inappropriate or illegal content on the device.
Please click the links below to read our On-Line Safety Policy and to access Online Safety advice and guidance for both adults and children. The link to our Safeguarding page is located underneath.