Granby Nurseries takes the safety of our children very seriously and this includes their online safety.
Our nurseries are aware of the growth of internet and the advantages this can bring. However, it is also aware of the dangers it can pose, and we strive to support children, staff, and families to use the internet safely.
At Granby Carlton we have ‘Techy Ted’, he is a great way for children to learn about online safety. If we need to research something that is on the internet, we always ask him, if he thinks it is safe, he whispers in the adults ear what he thinks, he will often say ‘yes with an adult’ but sometimes he says ‘no’ and will explain that there needs an adult to check the website first or maybe the adults may be busy and to look at a different time.
Techy Ted set’s a good example by role modelling privacy awareness and safe behaviour, he sits on the shelf and keeps an eye on everything that is going on, he also looks after the ipads when they are not in use.
The children are so familiar with him now, that they always ask him what he thinks, or if they are unsure they will ask an adult if Techy ted can help. With technology becoming an integral part of our lives, it’s important that children are familiarised with safe online practice from a young age.
We encourage parents to have the same ethos at home, this avoids any dangers like:
Children being exposed to illegal, inappropriate, or harmful material, being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; and personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.
Please see the link below for useful information to use at home.