Headfield is part of Parentzone's Digital Schools membership programme, recognising our commitment to keeping our pupils safe online. We even became their 1st Digital School of Excellence following our Online Safety Parent workshop. The website above has a wealth of information for families. Parentzone create, curate and check the best available advice and information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet. Our joint mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world so:
*Children will be safer online
*Children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world.
*Children will be educated for a digital future.
The school network prevents children and staff from accessing social networking sites and anything that is considered inappropriate content for children. We have invested heavily in Smoothwall, a pioneering real-time system that identifies and filters inappropriate web content and blocks access to it. It contains an effective reporting system so the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher are made aware of any misuse of school's equipment immediately so appropriate action can be taken.
Pupils cannot access games that are non-educational and are not permitted to use messenger services to talk to their friends whilst in school.
All pupils sign an Acceptable Use Policy agreeing to schools' terms and conditions for using school computer equipment and devices. Staff also complete their own version of this policy too.
We teach children to be smart thinkers when it comes to internet safety. They know about protecting themselves online and the do's and don'ts of the internet both at school and at home. All classes have a Digidog. Digidog goes home with 1 child per class each week and the children teach Digidog how to be safe online. They complete an activity in their class book to share with the other children.
Our curriculum is rich in internet safety learning. In our 1st half term each academic year every child in school studies internet safety in detail. This learning includes the 'My 1st Mobile Phone' project from Kirklees Safeguarding Board and Googles Internet Legends. Click here to follow the link to learn all My First Phone.
Further advice and Information for parents and activities for children, regarding internet safety can be found at: