Online Safety and E-Safety
The terms E-safety and Online Safety are concerned with safeguarding children, young people and adults in the digital world. At The Gateway, we teach children about the risks as well as the benefits of using digital resources so they can feel confident and happy online. We believe children and young people should have the entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
The following links are web links or have resources attached to help you make informed decisions:
Many websites now include the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protections Centre) Report Abuse button which can be used to protect young people from individuals who seek to use the online environment to access and exploit young people and children.
There is an app available from National Online Safety to give parents and teachers up-to-date information regarding online safety. For more information, go to this website: https://info.nationalonlinesafety.com/mobile-app
Some top tips:
You should only be using Facebook and Instagram if you are 13 years old and over. You need to be 16 years or older to use WhatsApp.
We hope this information proves useful and that by arming ourselves with knowledge we can work together to keep our children safe. If you have any useful links or information please contact the school office.