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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.

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-10/online-safety-action-plan-for-children-and-young-people.pdf

 

Some of the dangers pupils may face include:

 

  • Access to illegal, harmful, or inappropriate images or other content
  • Unauthorised access to, loss of, or sharing of personal information
  • The risk of being subject to grooming by those whom they make contact on the internet
  • The sharing/distribution of personal images without and individual's consent or knowledge
  • Inappropriate communication/contact with others, including strangers
  • Cyberbullying
  • Access to unsuitable video/internet games
  • An inability to evaluate the quality, accuracy and relevance of information on the internet
  • Plagiarism and copyright infringement
  • Illegal downloading of music or video files

 

Here are some useful websites for information and advice on staying safe when using technologies:

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/21259413

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology

https://www.childnet.com/

Online safety support for pupils:

 

 

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

 

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