What is meant by E-safety?
E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).
Why is E-safety important?
With the right e-safety knowledge, children can better understand the dangers of releasing personal information, as well as how to recognise unethical behaviours or prevent cyberbullying.
Social media and social networking is often essential to young people’s lives – it’s how they keep in touch and communicate with friends, family and schoolmates.
Personal mobile devices mean that children and young people can be active on social media anywhere and at any time. This can provide new opportunities for children and young people to learn and express themselves. But it can also present risks, including:
Ms Hooton’s Useful Tips:
• Use a strong password.
• Use a different password for each of your social media accounts.
• Do not give your password to anybody
• Set up your security answers.
• If you have social media apps on your phone, be sure to password protect your device.
• Be selective with friend requests.
• Click links with caution.
Useful Links & Further Resources:
Stay Safe Online
Government National Cyber Security Centre
BBC: 8 top tips for staying safe online
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