It is often challenging to keep up with your children’s use of technology; what they are doing online, who they are chatting to, what games they are playing and what they are downloading and viewing. Use this page and the information below to help support your child through the online world.
Contemporary technology is ever-changing, and with that in mind, it is essential for our pupils (and parents) to be aware of the potential dangers that come with using the many platforms available to us today. At Maesteg School, we endorse eSafety and actively encourage our pupils to stay safe online. We need our pupils (and parents) to be aware that eSafety is NOT just about keeping someone physically safe, but to also be aware of:
- Copyright / Plagiarism
- Trustworthiness of information / pages
- Online grooming / exploitation
- Cyber bullying
- Protection of own online identity and privacy
- Recognition of inappropriate content
- ….and many more potential issues
Here are a number of news stories that highlight the various issues surrounding eSafety, for BOTH pupils and parents to be aware of. Follow the links to find out more.
Safer Internet have created a guide to keeping young people safe on social media. Follow the link below to ‘It’s good to talk…’ It’s good to talk: Protecting young people from online grooming.
As young people start to spend most of their time online, this PDF Guide from Internet Matters will help parents give them the right information and advice about the risks they may face.
Safer Internet have written a blog about the dangers of ‘in-app purchases’ which can be read here.
As Facebook becomes an ever-present aspect of our day to day lives, it is important for parents to see the potential hazards, to keep themselves and their children safe online. Safer Internet have written a blog here.