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
We would encourage you to investigate each of the sites with your
child and follow the links for both parents and young people.
Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - The Child
Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to
eradicating the sexual abuse of children. They are part of UK
policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to
account either directly or in partnership with local and
Download - How Safe Are You Online
Childnet - Childnet International's mission is to work in
partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a
great and safe place for children.
The following are advice and guidance posters for parents, published by the National Online Safety organisation who work in the field of
online and e-safety. They are designed to be an overview, for parents, of particular apps that young people can have access to, and give guidance
on what the apps do, who they are for (age ranges etc), and how concerns or problems can be reported.
Online Safety Tips for Children
Download - Online Safety Tips for Children
Download - Tik Tok Information
Download - Hoop Information
Emojis are becoming an increasingly common method of communication
for everybody. Emojis are simple to understand, quick to type and can
get the tone of the message across. Just as understanding the language
that young people use can be important for safeguarding them, we think
it is also useful to understand how emojis can be used. If we have a
better understanding of their meaning, we can foster better connections
with children and young people, and identify any potential risks.
A leaflet from The Children's Society: Emoji Dictionary to understand how some emojis may be being used
This slang dictionary seeks to support parents, carers and
professionals to better understand the language young people may be
using and support them to safeguard young people.
A booklet from The Children's Society: Slang Dictionary to understand how some slang words may be being used