It is often challenging to keep up with your children’s use of technology; what they are doing online, who they are chatting to, what games they are playing and what they are downloading and viewing. Over the academic year, your children’s teachers will be keeping in touch with your child via online media such as ClassCharts, Google Classroom, Mooddle etc. During this time of online activity, we would like to impress on you of the importance of reminding your child about online safety.
Use this page and the information below to help support your child through the online world.
"I have not failed but have just found 10,000 ways that don't work'' Thomas Eddison
Contemporary technology is ever-changing, and with that in mind, it is essential for our pupils (and parents) to be aware of the potential dangers that come with using the many platforms available to us today.
At Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, we endorse eSafety in our assemblies and lessons by actively encouraging our pupils to stay safe online. We need our pupils (and parents) to be aware that eSafety is NOT just about keeping someone physically safe, but to also be aware of:
Copyright / Plagiarism
Trustworthiness of information/pages
Protection of own online identity and privacy
Recognition of inappropriate content
….and many more potential issues
Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi is a proud partner of Safer Schools. The Safer Schools App contains contextual safeguarding information, advice and guidance tailored to meet the needs of individual users. Parents and carers have access to information on the popular social media platforms used by their children and their friends. They are also provided with an insight on critical issues such as bullying, sexting and gaming and are given easy to follow advice on how they can make their homes and the devices they give their children safer. Parents can build their level of confidence by completing Parental Digital Proficiency tests in the App.
Pupils have access to age appropriate information, advice and guidance on keeping themselves safe online. This includes sharing images, information and privacy considerations. They also have access to content on bullying and sexting and are signposted to various pathways for help. Schools and pupils can build their levels of online competence by participating in the Pupils Online Proficiency Tests in the App.
More information about the app can be found here -
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