The internet has grown exponentially since its creation. It is a part of everyday life and an important tool to use and embrace. The internet offers great solutions for everyday problems and is widely used for education, entertainment and social networking. In the classroom it is used to enhance our children’s learning and encourages independence for them to explore and discover new things.
As a teenager it is expected that we explore, experiment and sometimes take risks. The internet has a huge impact on this and your child may use technology to be creative and express themselves. This can be difficult as a parent as many of the things that our children have grown up with may confuse or baffle us and you might feel like you are playing catch up with your children.
We need to make sure that we support our children while using the internet to make sure they are accessing it in a safe, secure and knowledgeable way. So that if anything was to go wrong then they know how to react and resolve the situation.
Please take the time to look through the links below and make sure that your child knows who to contact should an issue arise.
If you have any worries or concerns about the way your child is behaving online please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads and a member of staff will be in touch with you.
For DfE Advice for Parents on cyberbullying - CLICK HERE
For our Online Safety and Internet Use Policy - CLICK HERE
Here are some useful, external links:
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Here are some helpful YouTube resources on "Sexting" and Online Safety