Internet Safety Parent Information

                                                                        

 

The internet is amazing. Pupils can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

Internet technologies and electronic communications provide children and young people with the opportunity to broaden their learning experience and develop creativity in and out of school.  However, it is also important to consider the risks associated with how these technologies are used.  Some of the risks are identified below.

  • Receiving inappropriate content
  • Publishing inappropriate content
  • Predation and grooming
  • Online gambling
  • Requests for personal information
  • Misuse of computer systems
  • Viewing ‘incitement’ sites
  • Publishing personal information
  • Bullying and threats
  • Hacking and security breaches
  • Identity theft
  • Corruption or misuse of data

It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.

The Internet is an open communications channel, available to all. Applications such as the Web, email, blogs and social networking all transmit information over the fibres of the Internet to many locations in the world at low cost.  Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction. These features of the Internet make it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day. 

All pupils and staff are expected to read and sign our Acceptatble Use Policy which outlines the rules and measures to keep young people safe online. You can help by:- 

             

https://parentzone.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

Please down the safety guides to support your child in keeping safe online. 

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