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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.