Online Safety

Why Internet use is important

The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social
interaction. The school has a duty to provide pupils with quality Internet access as part of
their learning experience. Internet use is a part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary tool for staff and pupils. Internet Access at St Margaret’s Primary School is through Broadband Sandwell.

Internet use will enhance learning
The school’s Internet access is designed expressly for pupil use and includes filtering appropriate to the age of pupils. Pupils will be taught what type of internet use is acceptable and what is not and given clear objectives for Internet use. They will also be given guidance on how to be critically aware of the materials they read and shown how to validate information before accepting its accuracy. The school will ensure that the use of Internet derived materials by staff and pupils complies with copyright law.