The internet is such an integral part of children’s lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
At Linaker, we are committed to supporting our community in this age of developing communications and technology. Within the school curriculum we include topics to help the children to learn not only how to use technology, but how to use it safely. We are keen to support parents in their task of keeping their children safe online and the information on this page is a starting point. If you do have concerns that the school can help with, please do contact us.