Our children not only need to be protected by adults when online, but it is also crucial that there is clear teaching of online safety so children know how they can protect themselves when online.
By developing this understanding, we are ensuring children become responsible users of the internet: learning how to manage emotions online; what information should/should not be shared online; understanding how the truth can sometimes be distorted and ultimately the long term impacts of positive and negative behaviour online.
Our children should not be scared or frightened to use the internet, but through rigorous teaching they will become informed and confident in being online in a positive manner, in an increasing online world.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2023 took place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration saw thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Online Safety Parent Guides
The online world can sometimes be a very tricky place to navigate and it changes all too often. Keeping up to date with what your child accesses online is essential. Through being informed you can then speak to your child about what they are doing online and, where appropriate, you can limit or even block access to sites which are not safe for your child.
Below are quick parent guides, each designed to inform you about the possible risks online and some top tips about how to keep your child safe.
As always, if you have any questions regarding online safety then please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or a senior leader in school.