Online Safety For Parents
Children use the internet to learn, to play games and to socialise with their peers.
Alongside the benefits to children and young people, there are also a number of risks. With access to technology comes the potential for cyberbullying, online grooming and risk of exposure to inappropriate content. This is a risk for all children and young people using the internet, but the risk can be more profound for young people with complex needs as a result of increased vulnerability, tendencies towards obsessive compulsive behaviour and social naivety. One example of this is that pupils with complex needs are 16% more likely to be persistently cyberbullied over a prolonged period of time.
Below are some useful documents and links to help you make good choices where online safety is concerned.