As a school, we are acutely aware of how challenging it is for parents to keep up with the seemingly ever-changing world of online games, apps and communication. Technology has advanced significantly over the last ten years and access to mobile devices and online content is at an unprecedented level, particularly among young people.
Whilst there are many significant benefits that these technological advances bring, there are also risks and dangers and it is therefore more important than ever that parents have a clear understanding of what they can do to help keep their children safe online and when they are using a range of devices and applications. We appreciate that many parents rely on schools to keep them up to speed with what these risks might be and how to minimise them. It is more important than ever that schools and parents work in partnership to keep our children safe.
As part of our efforts to support parents in building a better understanding of this complex and challenging area, we have brought together a range of resources that they might find useful, including 'how to' guides, information packs and fact sheets. Please note that whilst some of the linked content and information below relates to apps, games, services and behaviours that might not be directly aimed at/associated with junior school age children, we are aware that many of our children currently access these services and all of our children are vulnerable to being targeted maliciously online.
If you have a specific concern regarding online safety, please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs Hodson via the school office.
As the Internet becomes ever more accessible, it is important to remember about using the Internet safely. The term e-safety is used to cover this area.
Good practices include, keeping your username and password safe and not sharing it with others, as well as, to tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made you uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.
There are many websites out there to help you to safeguard online, below are some useful websites: