The internet is an integral part of young people's lives, with applications like social media and the ability to easily stream music or videos. It can be a very powerful research tool for new school projects. Unfortunately, it can also bring risks and concerns along with it. It is key that we teach our children how to remain safe when browsing the web, aware of the dangers that can occur and who to turn to when they are worried. Below we have put together a list of resources that will help parents do all they can to ensure that their child avoids these risks.
At the start of each year we focus on how to keep safe online and the children sign an acceptable use agreement to ensure everyone is clear on the advice and rules and Saint Thomas More.
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.