E.Safety and Safeguarding our young people online
E- Safety and Device update
It has been one month since ‘Happy Safe Internet Day’ (11th February), when, once again, stakeholders joined forces across the globe to work "Together for a better internet". Digital technologies provide you with a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. Yet, the internet also opens up certain risks to its users – especially the most vulnerable ones, such as children: privacy concerns, cyberbullying, disinformation, exposure to potentially harmful content and predatory behaviours, to quote but a few.
As a school we have been working with the children on a new whole school teaching programme called ‘EAware’. This is a fantastic resource which teaches children in an age appropriate way, how to keep safe when online and when using communication devices. There are also videos and guidance materials that are available to parents/carers that we will regularly update you on. However, in the meantime please find time to access the following links for more information and speak with your child about the importance of safe use when online and the importance of checking with your child their internet use, App access and communications whilst online. https://families.eaware.co.uk/ & https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
We have also added a list of links and leaflets on the school website for you to access and use/share with your family members and friends. This can be found here: https://www.osoprimary.co.uk/stream/newsletters/full/1/-//