e-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
The Internet is an unmanaged, open communications channel. The World Wide Web, email, blogs and social networks all transmit information using the Internet’s communication infrastructure internationally at low cost. Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction. These features of the Internet make it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day.
Pupils need to develop critical skills to evaluate online material and learn that publishing personal information could compromise their security and that of others. Schools have a duty of care to enable pupils to use on-line systems safely.
Please use the links below to learn more about how to stay safe online.
|CBBC Stay Safe Do you know how to stay safe online? Dongle the rabbit will teach you all he knows with his video and quiz.|
|Safe Surfing with Doug Find out about safe surfing with Doug and his friends.|
|Kidsmart Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old. 4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.|
|McGruff McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!|
Newsround Quiz Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround.There’s also further information if you’re unsure about anything.