Electronic Safety: the Safe, Responsible and Respectful use of Technology.
Children today have embraced new technologies as a source of information, education and entertainment. The use of digital technology has been completely normalised by this generation, and it is now fully integrated into their daily lives.
Technology is changing all the time and young people are no longer passive recipients of online information, but are increasingly interacting with a digital world in a variety of ways.
Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. Teaching your child about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
Do you know how to keep your children safe?
At St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our e-safety curriculum, but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and teachers.
The team at SID put young people and their parents head-to-head in a game show and asked them questions about consent online. They wanted to find out if parents and their children have the same or differing opinions on a range of online consent topics.
Your Choice or Mine is a great conversation starter that lets parents and young people share views and learn from one another. Safer Internet Day's aim is to inspire conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Why not try this at home with your child(ren) and answer the questions below?
This film is intended to be used alongside the corresponding Education Pack for parents and carers.
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