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New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school. The internet and other digital information and communications technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
At Haydonleigh, we encourage all the children to follow the SMART rules both in school and at home.
See below to find out more.
Be SMART on line - SMART_poster.pdf
Vodafone have lots of 'How to..' guides which are very helpful if you're unsure of how to set up parent controls etc.
For KS1, there are some videos and tips here: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/
For KS2, useful resources can be found here: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Here is a leaflet that contains lots of useful conversation starters to use with your child.
Screen Time – How much is too much
As with many things, there is no definitive answer when it comes to the topic of how much screen time is ok for our children and how much is damaging. However, studies have found that hours and hours of screen time (and this may include television, tablet, phone and games console) can create a sensory overload, as well as there being links to poorer performances in GCSEs (http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/every-hour-you-spend-in-front-of-a-screen-is-linked-to-poorer-exam-results).
Some researchers recommend that children take regular screen breaks whereby for every 40 minutes they spend in front of a screen, they spend an hour away from them (for under 10 year olds). For older children this would be an hour away for every hour they spend in front of a screen, and for teenagers this would be an hour break for every 90 minutes of screen time they have.
It is also fair to suggest that not all forms of screen use are equal, as some can provide far more positive stimulation and learning experiences than others. There is further discussion on this here: (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/are-some-types-of-screen-time-better-than-others).
If limiting screen time is something you’d like to introduce, it can be beneficial to discuss the reasons for this with your children. When implementing screen breaks, a five minute warning can be helpful before switching off.
Each family will have their own way of managing screen time, but in an age in which technology is so convenient and readily available, it can be easy to forget the value of children learning to manage their own boredom and to entertain themselves. You could create a list with your child of various activities they could do during screen breaks (and refer them to this if they complain of boredom!)
It is also important to remember to be a positive role model when trying to introduce screen breaks and ensure that we ourselves are not missing out on opportunities to build positive relationships by being on our own devices.
There are a variety of apps available, for apple and android devices, which can be used to support families in limiting their screen time e.g. Screen Limit, Our Pact and Screentime.
Some more information on this topic can be found here:
We take e-safety very seriously here at Haydonleigh Primary School. We believe it is responsibility of everybody in our school community to help our pupils remain safe while online.
The links below contain advice, guidance, resources and games about keeping children, and yourself, safe online.