Swimming pools can be dangerous places, so we teach children to swim. Crossing the road can be dangerous, so we teach children road safety skills. We do not stop young people from swimming or crossing roads! So too, we must teach them how to be safe online so they can have fun, enjoy creative aspects and benefit from the learning opportunities. We must, however, still be aware of danger signs so we can deal with them.
On Tuesday 9th February, we are promoting Safer Internet Day in school, an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. Our website (under the menu: Parents….E-Safety) has a lot of information about E-Safety (including internet awareness and video game guides/ratings) which we hope is useful.
Useful E-safety Websites for Parents
Child-net International: www.childnet-int.org/kia/parents
Think U Know: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Safer Internet Day: www.saferinternet.org.uk