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We have a responsibility in schools to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. As educators we can help join with parents, carers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and the wider community in helping to create a better internet. Get involved play your part! 

  

 

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. 

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. For Safer Internet Day 2017 over 1,600 organisations got behind the day, collectively reaching millions of children across the UK.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

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The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge, especially if you feel that your children may have better technical skills than you do. However, children and young people still need support and guidance when it comes to managing their lives online and using the internet positively and safely.  Below you will find copies of several guides relating to different aspects of the internet.  Should you require paper copies please contact the school office, alternatively just click the item you are interested in:

 

Conversation Starters for Parents & Carers

Facebook Advice

Family Agreement Advice - Things to Consider

Family Agreement Template

Instagram Advice

Snapchat Advice

Supporting Young People Online

WhatsApp Safety - A Guide for Parents

 

The logos below will allow you access to websites designed with parents in mind, packed full of hints and tips to help you talk to your children about staying safe on line.

 

               

 

Here is a link to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) page where you can report incidents and also get advice and help regarding online safety.

For your information here is a list of popular social media sites that lots of children use.

Popular Social Media Sites used by Children

To access the latest E-Safety policy please click here:  E Safety Policy 

Within the "Children" tab on the website you will find a page for children to learn about E-Safety.  There are links to websites and also games they can play, relating to staying safe on line.  To access the page directly click here:  Children E-Safety.