E-Safety…what is it?

In this weeks ICT seminar we were focussing on the potential issues that arise if a child is very active online. One key one is with the development of technology and children learning from a young age how to use it efficiently, there are problems for those who are in a grown ups position to protect them from things online that they should not be exposed to.

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The video that we watched during the seminar was very poignant and focussed on a key problem which I vaguely referred to earlier. Children have a much easier access to technology than we did as children, and that was only 10 years ago. They need to be taught how to stay safe and that cyber-bullying is a form of bullying and that children should report it as soon as it happens. I found a helpful website that would be good to show to the children when focussing on bullying in a PSHE unit, just to emphasise the fact that cyber-bullying will not be tolerated to the same degree as bullying on the playground.

http://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/

The following website has some helpful ideas on keeping children safe. There are useful links for children, teachers and parents/carers to go on to find out how they can protect children.

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

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