New technologies are an integral part within every aspect of life in today’s society, both within educational establishments and in their lives outside school. The Internet and other digital information technologies open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. However, the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school.
At Catch22 Include Wales, to help combat these dangers we ensure all our staff and students understand the risks by highlighting these issues in PSHE lessons and our school internet use policy; as part of developing pupils' digital competency.
We will be reviewing our E-safety policy based on the Welsh Government guidance during 2019-20.
Some of the dangers pupils may face include:
Here are some useful websites for information and advice on staying safe when using technologies:
Online safety support for pupils:
Childline - for support
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes: