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E-Safety For Parents


ICT covers a wide range of resources including web-based and mobile learning. Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using, both inside and outside the classroom, include:

  • Websites

  • Learning platforms and virtual learning environments

  • Email and instant messaging

  • Chat rooms and social networking

  • Blogs and wikis

  • Podcasting

  • Video broadcasting

  • Music downloading

  • Gaming

  • Mobile / Smartphones with text, video and / or web functionality

  • Other mobile devices with web functionality

Aughnacloy College encourages students to use the rich information sources available via the technologies above. Such technologies offer a broader range of up to date resources; provide an independent research facility; facilitate a variety of learning styles and abilities and encourage independent learning.

ICT has become a dominant factor both in work and home life and the development of internet and email literate pupils has become a priority at Aughnacloy College.

Whilst the ICT resources mentioned can be exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, all users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of internet technologies.

In Aughnacloy College we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils in e-safety issues. We aim to teach pupils appropriate behaviours and critical thinking to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.



Key Concerns in relation to e-safety include:

  • Potential contact

  • Inapproriate content

  • Excessive commercialism

  • Cyberbullying

All parents are asked to the and sign the ICT acceptable use agreement on behalf of their child and are also asked to decide whether they consent to images being taken / used by the school.

For further e-safety information parents should visiting the following link: is the child exploitation and online safety site which provides comprehensive hints, tips and information for children, adults and professionals of all ages.

The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’ (video below), has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. The show covers topics such as, talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see, such as pornography.

With interviews from leading experts such as, Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopoulos and Reg Bailey, as well as key industry players from Facebook, Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters, this online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online.

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