As technology is developing at such a rapid rate, it can be difficult to keep up with your children’s use of the internet; we often worry about what they are doing online, who they are chatting to, what games they are playing and what they are downloading and viewing.
Throughout the academic year, your children’s teachers will be keeping in touch with your child via online media such as ClassCharts and Google Classroom. These are safe learning platforms for them to use whilst in school or working from home, and are closely monitored from a trained team within our school.
As your children will be using these online facilities more and more, we would like to take this time to remind you of how seriously we take e-safety at Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi.
Due to the vast amount of learning that now takes place online, it is essential for our pupils and parents to be aware of the potential dangers that come with using the many platforms available to them. At Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, we endorse eSafety in our assemblies and lessons and ensure it is taught in class as a part of our curriculum. We aim to ensure that all pupils are aware of potential risks within the following categories:
- Social media risks
- Online grooming/exploitation
- Trustworthiness of information/pages
- Copyright / Plagiarism
- Identity theft and online privacy
- How to recognise inappropriate content
Along with a range of other potential issues.
Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi is a proud partner of Safer Schools.
The Safer Schools App contains safeguarding information, parental advice and guidance and is designed to provide you with clear support to understand the workings of social media platforms your child may be using.
Safer Schools also provides an insight on critical issues such as bullying, sexting and gaming and you will find easy to follow advice on how you can make your homes and devices safer for your children to use. Parents can also 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.
Further information regarding Safer Schools and how to download the App can be found here: