Technology is a wonderful thing. Many of us have access to numerous forms of it and we use everything from tablets to smart phones to play games, study, communicate and stream films/music.

The world is now connected in a way which it has never been before and with the constant evolution of technology, we are continually presented with additional ways to interact with people and access content.

It is estimated that over half of the UK population use Social Media and it is believed that this figure is set to continually increase over the coming years. These figures indicate how widespread the use of these technologies are in today’s society. Whilst there are many benefits to using technologies such as Social Media there are however, many dangers. Some users may not always be who they say they are and whilst they may come across as friendly, the person may have an ulterior motive. It is important that our children and young people are made aware of these dangers and potential consequences of the actions they take. At ACE our pupils are taught e-safety as part of the curriculum; the main focus of the pupils’ learning in this area is to help them to understand how to use various forms of technology safely.

Top tips

  • When posting something online, pause and just imagine someone such as your parent/carer or a teacher reading that post or looking at that photo. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it.
  • Don’t post any of your personal information.
  • Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites so that only friends and family can see your pages.
  • Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer.
  • Don’t meet people that you have only spoken to online.

 

For more information on e-safety visit:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/
http://www.ceop.police.uk
http://www.parentinfo.orgonline-safety-for-parents
Download our E-Safety Policy