What is E-Safety?
- E-Safety is fundamentally about educating children and young people to enjoy use technology safely.
- E-Safety is about learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- E-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefitsso we can feel confident online.
- E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
Please find below a range of guides to support you in keeping your child safe while using the internet and electronic devices. We strongly advise you have regular discussions with your children about how to keep themselves safe and to remind them of any household rules you have regarding online activity. Resources to help discussions with your child can also be found in the children’s section of the website.
Snapchat has developed a new feature call Snapmaps which allows users to see the location of other users of snapchat. There are three possible settings, sharing with no-one (Ghost Mode), sharing with select friends (Choose which friends you share your location with) and my friends (Share your location with all your friends).
Many children have a large number of ‘friends’ on their accounts who they probably do not know well and could be accidentally sharing their location.
Please, can parents check their child’s privacy settings if you allow your child to use Snapchat.
For full details click on the link below.
Pokemon Go: Advice for parents – Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go
E-Safety Training for Parents
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This e-safety awareness course for parents will:
- look at how children and young people use technology and the Internet
- develop your knowledge and understanding of the digital world
- support you in becoming a better ‘digital parent’
This course will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.