E-Safety is fundamental in our quest to keep children safe – at home and school. Throughout the year assemblies focus upon how children should use the internet safely and the risks if children have unrestricted access to sites for which they are too young. If a site has an age restriction, then it is there for the safety of all children.

The number of children who have reported incidents of ‘cyber bullying’ has increased tenfold over the last decade according to a report from ‘Childline’. Again, we discuss this with our children in school regularly.

It is not a school’s position to tell parents how to raise their children – we are obliged however, to advise and share concerns. The internet has so many positives but the internet can also open the door to a world our children should be protected from.

If you would like further information regarding keeping your children safe on the internet you might like to visit any of the following sites:

BBC – Own IT

Disney Internet Safety

BBC Internet Safety Quiz

Childnet’s Know IT All 

CEOP’s Thinkuknow

KidSMART for Parents

Parent Info

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Parents’ Guide to Technology

Gaming – Get Safe Online

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe

Protecting Children’s Privacy Online