Electronic Safety - the Safe and Responsible use of Technology.
Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology has been completely normalised by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives.
Technology is changing all the time and young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting with a digital world in a variety of ways.
Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. Teaching your child about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
Do you know how to keep your children safe?
At Greet Primary School we are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our e-safety curriculum but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and teachers.
There are some helpful websites, which can offer up to date advice. Follow the links below...
Safer Internet Day 2015
Parents Guide to Protection for Different Devices The days of a computer in a public
area of the house, is becoming a thing of the past. Laptops, tablets and smartphones
are the future and it is much more difficult keeping an eye on what your child is doing.
There is a handy parents guide:
...with advice on gaming devices, smartphones and internet devices such as tablet PCs
Are you a switched on mum or dad?
Try this short quiz http://www.ceop.police.uk/parentsquiz2009/index.html