In these unprecedented times, we know everyone is spending more time online at home, including the children and young people in our care. The Internet provides many benefits in keeping us all connected; however, for our children and young people especially, this can present more significant risks and pathways to harm.
It’s important for us to understand what children are doing online, so we can help make them safer. To provide us with the information, knowledge and training we need to make children safer in the online world, the Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI) invite us to download the DENI Safer Schools App. The App is designed to provide us and our children with a platform to learn more about Digital Safety. All of the information is differentiated for each role, and will help to educate, empower and protect them in the online world. Through this App we will also receive relevant and critical updates from the Department and from Safer Schools which will keep us up to date with emerging trends, risks and threats in the digital world.