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Computers are now part of everyday life.  For most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work.  ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is an important resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing a significant role in the everyday lives of children.


It is is vitally important that we all understand that the legal minimum age for Social media sites are the following; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat and Secret are all a minimum age of 13.  You Tube is 13 with parents permission and what's app is 16. Therefore Primary school children must not have access to any of the above accounts.  


At St James’ Lanehead, we are always striving to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills ready for technological advancements in the future. As part of this, pupils are taught the skills and knowledge to recognise and manage potential online risks.


Our online safety teaching in school consists of regular lessons throughout the year which are linked to the topic taught.  Throughout these sessions we highlight online safety, thus raising awareness of this important and essential area of our children's lives.


We try to involve you in this wherever possible and support you in your online safety provision at home. The parental online safety session last year was well attended and we will be holding another session later this year. In addition, on this page you will find useful links and information regarding the safe use of the internet.


www.parentinfo.org - This is a website for parents which covers a large range of issues from E-Safety to Mental Health.  It has been recommended to us by the Lancashire Safeguarding Team.




Click on the following links to find out information and links to online resources.














Online safety briefing