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E-safety

Technology is a powerful education tool that inspires creativity and increases student engagement. Children use technology on a daily basis and as part of their education to do amazing things such as  making websites, videos, and music.  With the power of the internet, they can upload and share these files online with friends, family or the whole world.

New technologies can, however, pose unseen risks. As adults, our job is not to restrict our children from using new technology but to educate them on how to use it safely.

We all have a role to play in keeping your children safe online and parents can help by:

  • explaining the risks of sharing personal information online
  • ensuring that your child know the difference between the real world and the virtual world.
  • showing an interest in how they use technology
  • encouraging them to behave safely and responsibly when using technology.

If you have any concerns about your child's use of technology please contact Mrs Sharon Fletcher who is the designated person in charge of E-Safety on sfletcher@kingswinford.windsoracademytrust.org.uk

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumours sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Childnet International provides excellent resources aimed at children, parents/carers and professionals. 

Useful e-safety links and resources