E-safety or Internet safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at Afon y Felin. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
A good way knowing how much your child already knows about e-safety is to have a conversation to them about the Internet. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
Parent Resources and Helpful Guides
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we've suggested a few internet sites on the right of this page which are fantastic resources, They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
Childnet also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here.
Below are some useful links to websites that have a wealth of information about keeping your children safe online. If you ever have any concerns in regarding E-Safety, please do not hesitate to come and speak to your child's teacher, as they will be able to guide you in the right direction.