E-Safety

The Internet and online technologies are an important part of children’s lives at home and school, providing great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating. As we know these technologies create huge opportunities for us all, however, they can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, and present challenges to keeping your family safe online.

Information, advice and support can be found by visiting:

www.bbc.co.uk/webwise

This website has several different areas on online safety for parents and online security.

www.childnet-int.org

This website has several different areas which are useful including Know It All, Sorted and Parents’ Support.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/

This website shows you how to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.

www.digizen.org

Information about using social network and social media sites creatively and safely

http://www.connectsafely.org/

Wired Safety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages.

www.kidsmart.org.uk

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents and agencies.

www.ceop.gov.uk

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be.

www.vodafone.com/

Helps you to help your child manage their digital world. The school sends out the free Digital World magazine as they are published.

As a school we appreciate the need to promote the full potential of new technology in the lives of Young People whilst not underestimating the risks involved.

Parents have an important role to play in encouraging their children to gain independence and a sense of responsibility, by helping them deal with emotional issues and develop their own values and critical faculties.

The links on this page will enable parents to:

  • Gain a better understanding of why their children spend so much time on the Internet or mobile device and the role of technology in their lives;

  • Familiarise themselves with the new multimedia technology and prohibiting or limiting the use of such technology;

  • Consider the new technology as potentially harmful to their children and the cause of problems that in their youth seemed less common, such as isolation and addiction.

For further information please click on the downloadable documents at the bottom of the page.