New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within educational establishments and in their lives outside school. The Internet and other digital/information technologies are powerful tools which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe Internet access at all times. The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the Internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely is addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound. This e-safety policy will help to ensure safe and appropriate use. However, the use of these new technologies can put young people at risk within and outside the school.

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