Keeping our Children Safe Online
“Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.”
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Digital technologies have become vital to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside of school. These technologies are powerful tools which allow children to be creative, collaborative, promote discussion and independence.
At Thorntree we encourage young people to be responsible users with safe behaviours while using the internet and other digital technologies. Young people have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
In a world of rapid changes it can be hard to know where to start in keeping up with our young ones! We do hope that you will find the information and links within this section of our website extremely useful in helping you to be informed of current trends in the digital world and how to keep your child safe and healthy.
Online Leaflets (from internet matters.org)
Parent Guides (National Online Safety)
Internet Matters app – talk about online safety issues with your child
Net aware – Guide to the social networks your kids use