Online Safety

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone.  Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other.  These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning.  New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside schools.  Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

However, the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school.

Guidance, help and advice for parents and carers can be found at some of the following sites:

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/