E-Safety Bulletin 1 - Introduction to Online Safety
This week at school we are focusing on e-safety and how we can ensure that the children are safe online both in and out of school. Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside school. These technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
In school we will be discussing how to stay safe online with the children, as well as introducing new Acceptable Use Agreements with the children.
For you as parents we will be sending daily bulletins that highlight some of the national advice that is there to support you as a parents of a child in this digital age. We hope that you find these useful and please contact school if you feel you need any further guidance on any area.
Today we are focusing on one of the most vital areas of e-safety that doesn't involve a single electronic device. The most important thing as a parent you can do for your child is to talk to your child about staying safe online-having an open and honest conversation.
We have attached a series of web links and video clips from the NSPCC and the Safer Internet Organisation to support parents in this. Also attached are parents information booklets, in both English and Polish, with suggested conversation starters for parents.
Over the next few days we will be covering parental controls, using imagery online and how to ensure your child is safe on the latest apps and websites.