At Maple Infants' School we are aware that the internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. It is a wonderful place for children to explore, learn and be creative, but just like the real world, there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of the children's development, but always want them to spend their time online safely. We can all play a significant part in ensuring this.
We recently organised for Peter Cowley, the AfC Lead Advisor for Online Services and Safety, to lead a workshop for parents about children staying safe online - this focused on two key elements of protecting their devices and protecting themselves.
Please click on the presentation below to take you to Peter's session notes and very useful handouts:
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and at Maple Infants' School we take an active role in promoting this for our pupils.
You may find the resources below helpful when talking to your child about online safety at home - simply click on the image to take to you the relevant webpage: