In an ever changing technological world, it is often difficult to keep up with new technologies. We are well aware that it is often the case that children know more about technology than their parents. At Newport, we believe that children’s technological knowledge should be nurtured and harnessed to further their learning as far as possible.
In order to support this, we provide a curriculum that supports our pupils to become digitally resilient through computing and circle time activities, whole school team and class assemblies. Staff and children are regularly provided with updates to enable them to be safe when accessing content on websites, from social media and apps and trained to know what to do if they ever feel uncomfortable with a situation online.
Within school, we have carefully managed systems where children are able to access parts of the internet and are encouraged to communicate and network safely within the school community. We know that home networks are not always monitored and therefore aim to provide children with a working knowledge of how to be digitally resilient. We teach children to know what these situations may look like, as well as what actions they should take.
If you or your child have any questions or concerns regarding e-safety or would like any support or advice with e-safety at home, you can speak to Mrs Coates (PSA/Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Maxwell or log on to the following websites for more information and support.
Our Digital Resilience Strategy can be found in the Policies section of this site.
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We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.
Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.
Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.
This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.
If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.
This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.
This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.
If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.