I am aware that many of our pupils are accessing the internet from an ever early age. Many primary pupils now have smartphones and tablets. Social Media sites have age restrictions for good reason – primary school age pupils do not have maturity or abilityto cope with the social, emotional and behavioural demands social media can put on them. We do have frequent fall outs from groups originating from social media use at home spilling into friendships and playground interactions at school.
I have been concerned with levels of sexualised bad language and derogatory materials some pupils are viewing on line. We do teach children about digital safety and will be offering a curriculum evening for parents on keeping your children safe in a dgital world. I do urge parents to check these websites for advice – it is never too early to start talking digital safety skills at home with your children. Thank you. Mrs Donaldson