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At Wexham School, we promote the use of technology. To enhance the students 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 provide with you 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 9-16 years old said they had contact online with someone they have not met face to face
- 4% of UK 9-16 year olds have gone to an offline meeting with someone they first met online
Ofcom report on Internet safety
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.
'SAFER INTERNET DAY' - TUESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2022
‘Safer Internet Day’ is on Tuesday 8th February 2022. This is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. The theme this year is ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
For further support with ensuring your safety online then please click on the link below for a range of resources and information, or see the attachments below.