As part of the Computing section of the National Curriculum, schools have to teach the children about the importance of e-safety. But what is e-safety, why is it so important, and how can you use it at home?
Children are able to access the Internet on phones, PC's, laptops, tablets and their game consoles, but it is important that they use these devices safely. The Internet is a great way for children to socialise, have fun and explore. However, there are risks online such as: cyber-bullying, seeing inappropriate content and the risk of grooming.
Although tackling these issues may sound daunting, you don't have to be an expert about computers to keep your child safe. We hope some of the resources and links in this section of our website will give you some advice about understanding e-safety and how to help protect your child online.
Ultimately it is the parents' responsibility to adopt safe use of the Internet and digital technologies at home and to also inform the school if they have any concerns over their child's e-safety.
- Online Safety Policy
- Acceptable Use of Technology Policy
- General Internet Safety
- Parental Controls
- Reporting Concerns
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Internet Matters
- BBC Ownit