You will be aware the internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity. Children use the internet to learn, play, socialise and express themselves in all types of creative ways. This may be through sharing photos and videos, blogging, gaming, or even developing their own apps. It is a place of amazing opportunities, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from.
As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our children’s development but always want them to spend their time online safely. The technology children use in their daily lives can seem daunting. You might worry about the risks they can face online, such as bullying, contact from strangers, as well as the possibility of access to inappropriate or illegal content. To help them stay safe, it’s important that you understand how your child uses the internet.As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.
Below are some online safety leaflets aimed at specific aged children.
Click on the link for advice on setting up parental controls. It is easier than you think!
An excellent resource for parents and carers for children ages 6-12. On this link you can learn an online safety song, help children with a quiz and lots more. Why not take a look!
Read the online adventure of 'Smartie the Penguin' to help your children learn all about online safety in a child friendly way.
Below are some other useful links in helping children and young people stay safe on the internet.