In the past few years, the Internet has become an integral part of all our lives and children are no exception. Children use technology to create, communicate and collaborate. They use the Internet to play games and explore the endless information available online. At school, we teach our children how to engage responsibly with technology, but we can only take it so far. Together, we need to ensure that our children are safe.
Technology helps children engage with the wider world in a way that previous generations could not even dream of. We are truly part of a global community, but with that comes risks. The Internet is evolving at a staggering rate, and we need to educate our learners how to interact safely with this ever-changing environment.
In the E-Safety pages of our website, there are a number of other links to websites that may help guide you through the uncertain world of e-Safety. If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by these links, please see your child’s teacher.
The “Digital Code”
The new digital code is a “green cross code” to help children deal with internet traffic.
ZIP IT – children should keep their personal and intimate information private and know not to share this information with strangers online. Parents should take steps to safeguard young children in the home
BLOCK IT – children should know how to block communication from companies or people who they don’t want to interact with. Parents should consider blocking commonly used inappropriate sites
FLAG IT – children should know how to report any inappropriate behaviour (including bullying) to the relevant authorities, be it site administrators, parents, teachers or police