The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how can we keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they’re staying safe?
Esafety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, such as mobile phones. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
Our Esafety curriculum covers the following aspects of safety:
- Being a good digital citizen.
- Real time communications including texts
- Cyberbullying, including sexual bullying.
- Safe use of social networking, Facebook, X-Box Live, messaging – SnapChat, Instagram, WhatsApp etc.
- Inappropriate images – accessibility and inappropriate use by children.
- Support for parents and carers and their role and responsibilities.
- Support for children, ensuring that young people are aware of the risks and do not endanger their ‘online reputation’ by their activity.
- Training for all staff.