As parents we are all very aware, new and unpleasant things appear on the internet on a regular basis...unfortunately many of them are aimed at upsetting children!
We as parents, need to take whatever steps we feel necessary to ensure our children remain safe online...after all, the majority of their time online takes place at home.
The following website has some very useful info posters for parents on various apps etc that children are keen to use and should help you make an informed decision before you give/refuse permission. It includes some of the newer apps.
The Internet is a wonderful tool!
In Gilnahirk Primary School we use technology and the Internet extensively across all areas of the curriculum. Online safeguarding, known as e-safety is an area that is constantly evolving.
Parents play the most important role in the development of their children; as such the school will ensure that parents have the skills and knowledge they need to ensure the safety of children outside the school environment.
E-Safety is being embedded into our curriculum; students will be given the appropriate advice and guidance by staff. Similarly all students will be fully aware how they can report areas of concern whilst at school or outside of school.
Advice for Children
Thinkuknow is a great place to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information on the Thinkuknow website here is brought to you by the team at the NCA's CEOP Command.
Click here for more information.