Technology in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, Southill School builds in the use of these technologies in order to equip our pupils with the early skills necessary to access life-long learning and employment.

As a term, ‘Technology’ covers a wide range of resources including web-based and mobile learning. It is important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of what we mean by technology and its use within our society as a whole.

The school’s policy on eSafety is available for parents here.

Further resources for parents

Internet Matters Guide to Parental Controls

These step by step parental controls guides will help you to set up the right controls and privacy settings on the networks, gadgets, apps, and sites children use to give them a safer online experience.

Information Commissioner’s Office

Respect and healthy relationships online – how the Children’s code can help

Child Net

Help, advice and support for parents on a range of topics, eg cyberbullying, social media and digital wellbeing

Parent Zone

Meet a virtual friend for children aged 8 to 11 – with a free app to support child mental health and wellbeing.