From the Headmistress’ Desk
I am becoming more and more concerned that children seem to have access to smart devices (cellphones and tablets) without the essential, conscious parallel greements which are necessary and without the express understanding as to when and how these devices will be used by children and monitored by parents. A critical part of the agreement MUST be that the monitoring of, and the coaching in, the use of these devices will take place on a regular basis to ensure their safe and proper use. This must be a condition of use for the children.
Children in the preparatory school should NEVER have unrestricted and unsupervised access to the internet and they should not be using any of the social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (amongst others), as these are age-restricted for VERY good reason.