eSafety Awareness

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and students learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Students with internet access are more confident and have been shown to produce better-researched, more effective and well presented projects. Used effectively these exciting and innovative tools have been shown to raise educational standards and promote student achievement.

However, the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school. As with all other risks, it is impossible to eliminate those risks completely. It is therefore essential, through good educational provision to build students' resilience to the risks to which they may be exposed, so that they have the confidence and skills to face and deal with these risks. At Kings we provided the necessary safeguards to help ensure that everything that could reasonably be expected of us to manage and reduce these risks is being done.

The following links are an invaluable source of advice and guidance for parents, carers and students. Although much of the information, advice and guidance is similar on each site, the presentations are different.

We would encourage you to investigate each of the sites with your child and follow the links for both parents and young people.