Online Safety – What is it?
With technology and the internet being part of everyday life (and especially over the past few months with remote learning in place across the world), online safety is key – and by that we mean keeping safe online.
A young person’s online world may consist of social, chat forums, online games, websites and more, all of which can be accessed via laptops, mobile phones and tablets. This makes them incredibly accessible, 24/7, and opens them up to new online risks, from grooming, cyberbullying and radicalisation, to sexting and more – meaning that it’s more important than ever to educate young people about these threats, how to be a good digital citizen and how to keep themselves safe online.
Schools and parents working together
The internet is ever present, so that means online safety issues do not simply start and stop at the school gate or within the home; the risks extend across both locations and beyond. Therefore, to successfully protect students from online dangers, a joined-up approach with schools and parents/carers working together is best.