The online world provides fantastic opportunities for learning and development, but there are also very real dangers and risks associated with it.
The aim of our e-safety area is to raise the awareness of children, young people, families, vulnerable adults and those who work with them, about e-safety issues on how to better control their online experience and to safely enjoy the internet.
Remember, children and young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.
These dangers can include:
- Viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour;
- Disclosing personal information;
- Cyber predators (arranging to meet an online ‘friend’);
- Becoming involved in, or the victim of cyber bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images;
- Posting comments or other information that may affect them in later life;
- Spending too much time online which can effect concentration, education, sleep and health;
- Copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own;
- Phishing, falling for scams, accidentally downloading malware.
This section aims to help young people to use the internet and different technologies in a safe and positive way. It will also support adults in safeguarding and protecting young people from the potential risks of online and mobile communication.
Please click on the download icon to download the E-Safety and Anti-Cyber Bullying Policies.