Children at Holy Family use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at School. We have security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
What is E-Safety?
Internet safety is a major issues affecting the lives of young people today. Young people these days not only use computers to communicate they use devices such as mobile phones, iPads, etc. E-Safety means ensuring that children are protected from harm and assisted to achieve the benefit from newly developing technology. Without risk to themselves. The aim of e-Safety is to protect young people from things like, bullying, inappropriate sexualised behavior and exploitation.
Children should take into consideration these steps when using the internet.
- Safe: Always keep your name, address, mobile phone number and password private.
- Meeting up with a web pal can be dangerous. If you must go, make sure you take and adult with you.
- Accepting emails or opening files from people you don’t know can get you into trouble. They may contain nasty messages or viruses.
- Reliable: Someone online may not be who they say they are.
- Tell your parent or an adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried
We take E-safety very seriously at Holy Family . As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online so please take a look at the weblink below and the documents below see you can help.