New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school. The internet and other digital information and communications technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. They also bring opportunities for staff to be more creative and productive in their work. All users should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

These new technologies, however, are not free of risk. Below are some resources which may be helpful regarding safe internet usage.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Think U Know

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

Vodafone Digital Parenting