E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (e.g. text messages, online messaging, social media, gaming devices, e-mail etc). In practice, e-safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.
Which highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
- E-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
- E-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- E-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
- E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours, both in and out of school.
Current advice from National Online Safety
Keeping you child safe online- a website developed by ICT in schools which includes videos and videos to support Parent and Carers. Click here to open a new tab.
NSPCC- a website developed to provide parents and carers with practical advice to navigate online risks. Click here to open a new tab.
CEOP- an interactive website which has age appropriate videos and guidance for children to access at home. Click here to open a new tab.
Child Line- a website developed to support parents and carers in safeguarding other when using mobile phones. Click here to open a new tab