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At Wexham School, we promote the use of technology. Students are provided with Ipads to help facilitate learning and the use of ICT in all lessons. This enhances their engagement and application of subjects both in class and at home. The potential for the Internet to be a valuable and a fun resource for entertainment, making friends, keeping in touch and learning is huge. But if misused you could be at risk of something serious.

 

Just as we want to keep our children safe in the real world, we will want to do the same in the virtual world. While it is important that we understand enough about the Internet to keep our children safe from harm, it is equally important that we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe so that they can experience the Internet positively and responsibly.

To help promote E-safety across the school, Wexham school has a group of students known as Digital Leaders. These students have been trained by Childnet to help support and educate their peers on E-safety.

Below are some useful links that will help provide you with key information regarding technology use and how to keep your children safe online.

Some key facts

  • 15% of UK 9 to 16 year olds have been bothered, uncomfortable or upset by something online in the past year
  • 29% of UK children aged 9 to 16 years old said they had contact online with someone they have not met face to face
  • 4% of UK 9 to 16 year olds have gone to an offline meeting with someone they first met online

Ofcom report on Internet safety
January 2015

Some useful links:

What's the problem? - a guide for parents of children and young people who have got into trouble online. It is designed to answer some of the immediate questions you may have after learning that something is happening, or has happened, in your child's online life. 

Parents Protect! - a project of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

CEOP's Thinkuknow Internet Guide for Parents and Carers 

The Metropolitan Police's Internet Safety

NSPCC's Online Safety
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/