Today’s children and young people are growing up in a digital world. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.
(Education for a Connected World)
is not a technical issue and forms part of our whole school safeguarding umbrella.
includes safeguarding our children in the digital world by learning how to understand and use technology in a positive way.
is not about restricting children, but educating them about the risks and the benefits so they are confident and safe online (we liken this to teaching a child to cross the road safely; we teach our babies when they are in the pushchair that when the man is flashing green, it is safe to cross - we wouldn't just expect them to be able to safely cross the road when they can walk).
needs to begin with adults being educated to be able to support and help our children.
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