The internet is a key part of everyday life in our communities. Therefore, the aim of our e-safety area is to raise the awareness of children, young people, families, vulnerable adults and those who work with them, about e-safety issues and how to safely enjoy the internet.
Take a look at the e-safety advice area to get tips and information about how you can safely enjoy being online, gaming, shopping, chatting, using social media like Facebook. Additionally, many other activities that adults, parents and carers, children and young people get involved in on the net.
The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access than ever before, but using the Internet can also have risks.
Children and young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.
These dangers can include:
- Viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse; unhealthy behaviour;
- Giving out personal information;
- Arranging to meet an online ‘friend’;
- Becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images;
- Spending too much time online which can effect concentration, education, sleep and health;
- Copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.
Thus, this section aims to help young people to use the internet and different technologies in a safe and positive way. In conclusion, it will also support adults in safeguarding and protecting young people from the potential risks of online and mobile communication.