The internet is brilliant. Children use it to have fun, play games, stay in touch with family and friends, and help with homework.
One of the challenges parents and children face today, however, is how to stay safe online. Most children at St Ignatius have access to the internet at home, on computers, games consoles, tablets, phones, and even smart TVs.
At St Ignatius, children are taught about e-Safety every year. In Key Stage One, the children follow the Hector's World scheme this year, and this will evolve next academic year.
In Key Stage 2, the children are following the Be Internet Legends scheme.
We hold assemblies for children reminding them how to stay safe online and take part in
Safer Internet Day.
We have produced a child-friendly version of our e-Safety policy which you can find on this page, along with links to other pages you may find helpful.
Top Tips for Parents from Internet Matters (click here for link)
1. Agree Boundaries
2. Stay Involved
3. Explore together
4. Talk to siblings
5. Use airplane mode
6. Check if it's suitable
The sixth point here is the one that is most important. Increasing numbers of children are using apps for which they are not old enough, including Whatsapp, and more worryingly, TikTok.
It is essential you are aware of the apps your child is using, what the risks are, and are monitoring their use regularly.