As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school, their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world outweigh the negatives but children, school staff and parents all need to be aware of various online risks. Keeping children and young people safe online is one of the biggest challenges facing society today and it is all of our responsibility to ensure that children are educated to make positive, informed choices when they are online. For this reason, we subscribe to a monthly online safety newsletter which can be found below. This is a helpful tool to keep everyone up to date with new releases, age restrictions and updates to apps and games.
We hope you find these resources informative and helpful, and as always if you have any questions or concerns please raise them with your child's teacher or contact the school office.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are. It is highly recommended that you familiarise yourself with the below guide. It covers a comprehensive list of platforms and devices including operating systems, home internet, consoles, social media and TV/ Streaming.
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