Whether we like it or not, technology and the Internet are firmly fixed in our children’s lives. Use of the internet can be a wonderful thing, opening up new worlds and supporting children’s learning and development in many ways, as well as being a fun way to relax and keep in touch with friends. However, we are all aware of the pitfalls and dangers of the online community, and since most of the current generation of parents grew up in the days before smartphones, we can feel a little clueless as to how to best protect our children. Please look at computing curriculum area of our blog for useful information on how to keep your children safe.
This week in school your children have been spending time learning about keeping safe online and taking part in activities for Safer Internet Day. The theme for this year is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you.’ It would be a good opportunity for you to chat with your child about this and their knowledge of keeping safe online.