E-Safety advice for Parents

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Staying safe

In the past few years, the Internet has become an integral part of all our lives and  children are no exception. Children use technology to create, communicate and  collaborate. They use the Internet to play games and explore the endless  information available online. At school, we teach our children how to  engage responsibly with technology, but we can only take it so far. Together, we  need to ensure that our children are safe.

Technology helps children engage with the wider world in a way that previous  generations could not even dream of. We are truly part of a global community, but  with that comes risks. The Internet is evolving at a staggering rate, and we need to  educate our learners how to interact safely with this ever-changing environment.

In the E-Safety pages of our website, there are a number of other links to websites that may help guide you through the uncertain world of e-Safety. If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by these links, please see your  child’s teacher.

The “Digital Code”

The new digital code is a “green cross code” to help children deal with internet traffic.

 

ZIP IT – children should keep their personal and intimate information private and know not to share this information with strangers online. Parents should take steps to safeguard young children in the home

BLOCK IT – children should know how to block communication from companies or people who they don’t want to interact with. Parents should consider blocking commonly used inappropriate sites

FLAG IT – children should know how to report any inappropriate behaviour (including bullying) to the relevant authorities, be it site administrators, parents, teachers or police