Online Safety

 

Children and young people have embraced themselves in the use of new technologies for research, education and entertainment. They are using technology in new and exciting ways, enhancing and enriching their lives. Children are accessing the internet both at school and at home.

Alongside the positive educational and social benefits offered by the use of modern technologies there are, unfortunately, some dangers, particularly for children. As in any other area of life, children are vulnerable and may expose themselves to danger, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

On this page, you will find links to information and websites that will help you and your child learn how to keep them safe when they are using these new technologies.

 

Click here to read the school online safety policy

 

e-Safety Stories – Read the stories below with your children to help them stay safe online

 

National e-Safety Websites

 

Simple rules for keeping your child safe online

  • They ask permission before using the Internet

  • They only use websites you have chosen together or a child friendly search engine

  • They only email people they know: why not consider setting up an address book?

  • They ask permission before opening an email sent by someone they don’t know

  • They do not use Internet chat rooms

  • They do not use their real name when using games on the Internet: why not create a nick name?

  • They never give out a home address, phone or mobile number

  • They never tell someone they don’t know where they go to school

  • They never arrange to meet someone they have ‘met’ on the Internet

  • They only use a webcam with people they know

  • They tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with

 

Rules for using the internet at school

Please click here to look at the parent/carer e-safety workshop presentation held on Monday 6th March 2017.

 

Please find parental guides to a range of apps and devices below:

Whatsapp

Instagram

Youtube

PS3

PS4

Xbox

Nintendo

Apple guide

REMEMBER: CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN THEY ARE USING THE INTERNET