Ofsted said “locked down” systems that barred access to websites were “less effective” overall in keeping children safe. A report found the approach did not teach youngsters how to use the internet “responsibly”.
Pupils given more freedom to surf the internet at school are less ‘vulnerable’ to online dangers in the long term
The report said: “Although the 13 schools which used ‘locked down’ systems kept their pupils safe while in school, such systems were less effective in helping them to learn how to use new technologies safely. These pupils were, therefore, more vulnerable overall.”
This has been our experience at Frog, too – common sense really. A view not shared by everyone unfortunately – some people are more worried about making a mistake than they are about educating children, and when it comes to something as important as making sure they understand the dangers of the Internet, this is just unforgivable….