What is Online Safety?
Online Safeguarding, Online Safety, Digital Safety, e-Safety and Internet Safety are all terms used to describe staying safe online. As a school, Cobbs Brow has always placed high priority on safeguarding our children. Through lessons provided at school, assemblies and PSHE lessons, we provide our children with the awareness and knowledge they need in order to avoid dangers and keep themselves safe. However, it is only through a collaborative effort between parents and teachers that we will succeed in creating responsible and safe internet users.
The internet has become an integral part of our and our children’s lives. The online world is ever expanding and can create many positive opportunities. Children start using computers and other communication technologies from a very early age and are increasingly using the internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Online Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential.
Just as we want to keep our child safe in the real world, we will want to do the same in the virtual world. It is important that we understand enough about the online world to keep our children safe from harm but is equally important that we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe so they can experience the internet positively and responsibly.