The Internet is an essential element of 21st century life for education, business and social interaction, and we have a duty to provide our children with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience.
We believe that teaching our children how to stay safe when using the Internet is an extremely important part of this experience.
In school children are taught about E-Safety as part of the Computing Curriculum. Children are taught about protecting personal details, keeping private information private, how to use the internet responsibly and how to recognise when other on-line users may not be who they say they are. Older children will be shown how to use social media safely and to identify the risks of online grooming in a manner suitable for their age and the potential risk involved. Children will also be taught how to report online abuse, unwanted requests for pictures or personal information aimed at themselves or other people using the CEOPS (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) button.
The online world is in a constant state of change. By the time many adults have caught up with the latest trend their children have already moved on.
For up to date information on how to help children stay safe online visit:
www.esafetytraining.org/resources for general information for parents and children
www.esafetytraining.org/parent-carers-area for a guide to common Apps and games
parentzone.org.uk/parents for general information for parents and about specific Apps and games
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming for information about online gaming
and follow the Essex E-safety Facebook page www.facebook.com/The2johns