We are lucky that we live in a time when most of us have access to the internet and can stay connected with our families, friends and communities virtually. Having access to online communication platforms brings with it some important considerations and responsibilities.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Edwards Primary School. E-Safety is embedded within both our PDMU and ICT curriculum. E-safety is a regular part of the learning experience as UICT is an essential learning resource for all subjects in this digital age. Therefore, whenever IT is used, the common language and routines of being safe online is part of children's understanding of staying safe.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. If you have any concerns, at any time, please speak to your child's class teacher, Mrs Warnock or Miss Roke.
SAFER SCHOOLS APP
We are delighted to invite you to download the Department of Education Northern Ireland Safer Schools App provided by partnership with Ineqe Safeguarding Group. The App is designed to support you, as you keep the children and young people in your care safer online. The app will provide you with information on how you can make your home and their devices safer, understanding Social Media and the benefits and risks of apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, House Party to name but a few. The app also will provide you more information on inspiring healthy media habits and screen time to making you aware of scams and keeping personal information safer online. The in-app safety centre also provide you up to date information on how to block, mute and report anything you or the child in your care may find worrying or upsetting online from images to comments from online bullies or trolls.
PSNI E-Safety Visit
A big thank you to the PSNI for reminding Year 4 - 7 about how to keep safe online.
Screen Time Advice for Parents