Chromebook Information

In partnership with The Highland Council, Gairloch High School will provide every pupil in S1-S6 with a Chromebook and a range of digital learning tools and resources to assist and enhance their learning at school and at home. The much awaited delivery of Chromebooks is due this week and we hope to get them out to pupils ASAP.

We have prepared this short presentation for parents and pupils which outlines why we’re excited to use them, answers some common practicality FAQs andhighlights how both pupils & parents can join with the school in ensuring that pupils use the internet for good. There are also links to a few other websites & documents which you may want to refer to.

Chromebook Agreements have gone home with pupils today. These should be read together with your child and the signed slip returned to school. It may be useful to keep the agreement at home and refer to it if the need arises.If parents/carers have any questions, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll try to get them answered.

 

Keeping young people safe & happy online

We play a part in teaching our young people to stay safe and enjoy the time they spend online – especially when they’re gaming or using social media. We know that parents and carers feel strongly about this too – but it’s difficult to keep up when you use the internet differently to most 14 year olds!

Here are a couple of really useful websites which will help you approach discussing online safety with your child, learn about the sites, games & technology they’re using and teach them how to report abuse and ensure they’re safe and happy.

Net Aware – by the NSPCC has reviews, written by parents, about the major social media platforms including Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and some online games. Some of the best advice surrounds helping you and your child understand the privacy settings on these platforms. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?order=title

The UK Safer Internet Centre has some great tips on having a conversation with your child about Internet Safety. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-…/parents-and-carers

With a page dedicated specifically to online gaming (amongst others!) the Internet Matters site gives clear messages and points to other useful resources. https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/online-gaming/