Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Howard Park Community School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  E-Safety is embedded within all our computing units of work and lessons. You can find out more about how manage and teach E-Safety through our online safety policy

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Advice For Parents To Help Keep Their Child Safe Online

National Online Safety (NOS) have produced a variety of advice leaflets to help support and guide parents to ways in which they can keep their children safe when online. Below is a selection of their ‘What Parents Need To Know’ guides