Information for Parents and Children
Technology is changing all the time and young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting directly within a digital landscape in a variety of ways.
Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by and emerged in the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is typically high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe – this isn’t just a top down approach. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. Teaching your child about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
We are pleased to be able to share a wealth of resources with you from the national Online Safety Hub. If you have not already signed up, click on this link to register as a parent of our school.
At Felton C of E Primary School we are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our e-safety curriculum but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and teachers.
E-Safety is an integral part of our ICT curriculum and is addressed during Computing and PSHE / RSE lessons. There are many resources on the National Online Safety Hub for you to access including webinars, courses and quick downloadable guides to all the latest apps and websites.