Online safety refers to the act of staying safe online. It is also commonly known by various other terms such as as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety. It encompasses all technological devices which have access to the internet, including PCs and laptops; smartphones and tablets; games consoles and communication devices.
Being safe online means individuals are protecting themselves, and others, from online harms and risks which may jeopardise their personal information, lead to unsafe communications or even affect their mental health and wellbeing.
At our school we take the safety of our children very seriously, especially online. We know that some parents have asked for help with this at home.
Some helpful sites which deal with E-Safety:
SafetyLand game – An American site, but still relevant
Hector’s World – Cartoons showing how the characters use their computers safely