E-safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
· E-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
· E- Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
· E-Safety is less about restriction and more on education about the risks as well as the benefits so pupils can feel confident online.
· E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
In Gaelscoil Uí Néill we understand our responsibility to educate pupils in e-Safety. We aim to teach children 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.
Below are some links to help make parents more aware of E-safety.