Traci Good, Director of E Safety Training Ltd, who works for DCC, has created a You Tube clip to support parents with engaging with their child’s online lives during this time.
She will be creating more videos, covering issues such as parental controls (and how to set them), which apps have seen a surge in popularity since the pandemic, and age specific information aimed at 0-5’s, 6 – 11’s and over 11’s.
As parents, relatives, teachers and other adults responsible for children’s safety, we want our children and those we look after to be healthy and happy. We want them to develop well both physically and mentally and above all, we want children to be safe.
Our children are growing up in a digital age. There are many exciting and wonderful experiences and tools that can be found online. However, there are responsibilities and risks, just as there are in the real world. Keeping up with the latest technology is important but it is vital that the school helps develop responsible and respectful digital citizens, who know how to minimise risks and know where to go for advice and support when needed. A lot of Online Safety is taught through PSHE rather than Computing as much of the issues faced by young people today is about how people act, rather than the technology used.
Please look at the links below for further information on how to keep our children safe online.