Children need to be able to use technology safely. They need to keep their personal information private and treat other people with respect. If something goes wrong or they see something they don’t like they should know what to do
and where to go for help. As children get older they need to know about how to use technology responsibly. As well as thinking about how their online behaviour affects others they need to be aware of legal and ethical responsibilities, including
respecting copyright and intellectual property rights, keeping passwords and personal data secure and observing terms and conditions for online services. They need to understand the main risks relating to:
Content – being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
Contact – being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
Conduct – online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm
Children should understand an age appropriate version of the school’s Acceptable Use Policy. E-Safeguarding should link with the school’s general child protection policy and should not be seen as a separate issue.