We know that children are using a wide range of technology to get online at home, including games consoles, tablets and even their parents’ smartphones. This has led to a number of concerns, the main one being the issue of safeguarding. With the huge variety of potential access points to the internet, how can schools educate their pupils for all eventualities?
At Catshill Learning Partnerships, we’ve been running online safety presentations in schools for a number of years, and at the beginning of these sessions, we always ask the pupils what devices they’ve been using or had access to at home. The responses to this are always really fascinating; children from as early as reception are already using a vast range of technology. So, we set up the Pupil Internet Use Survey in order to examine how children access online content in more detail.