The internet – in general, is an exciting, inspirational and informative place. It has become an integral part of our lives, that offers many positive opportunities. The internet is an amazing resource, which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. Children from a very early age are increasingly using the Internet more and more, whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, internet safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however, children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online. Just as we want to keep our children safe in the real world, we will want to do the same in the virtual world. Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary, depending on their age and online activities. It is important that we understand enough about the Internet to keep our children safe from harm but it is equally important that we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe so they can experience the Internet positively and responsibly.
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please do not hesitate in contacting Mrs Maguire or in her absence Mrs Colley..