Children at St. Margaret's use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
When you think about Stranger Danger are you thinking of a white van outside a school or a man with a dog that has just had puppies? In 2016 the Danger of Strangers to our children has never been more profound and has never been more removed from the lessons we learnt growing up.
Over the past 3 years John and John have been key speakers at numerous major events including the Essex Headteachers conference, Essex Deputy Headteachers conference and the Essex Safeguarding Children's Board conference and we are very lucky to have been able to book the ‘two John’s’ especially for our pupils, staff and parents on the 21st November.
Our parent session will commence at 6pm and at the end of the event we believe you will have a much greater understanding of what children are doing online and will have a much better chance of keeping them safe. We will be covering many new and emerging apps that have appeared over the last year.
The aim of this event is to change your perspective of what our children's lives look like online and to make you challenge many of your current thought processes when trying to keep children safe from today’s hidden harms.
More details to follow but please keep the date free. We will be providing a ‘Hot Chocolate and Movie Night’ so childcare will not be an issue.