(Advice for Parents/ Carers)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LSCB E-Safety Vision

We believe every child and young person should be protected, educated and empowered to stay safe when using the internet and digital technologies.

Our approach will need to have several strands and will need to focus on work with children and young people, their parents and carers, and the professionals who work with children and young people. A greater challenge will be to raise awareness amongst the general public and the services that they use in both the public and private sector, for example internet cafes, libraries and locations offering wireless connection. It is important that children and young people receive consistent messages about the safe use of ICT and are able to recognise and manage the risks posed in both the real and the virtual world.

Terms such as e-safety, ‘online’, ‘communication technologies’ and ‘digital technologies’ refer to all fixed and mobile technologies that adults and children may encounter, now and in the future, which allow them access to content and communications that could raise issues or pose risks to their well-being and safety.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LSCBs define an e-safety incident as:

“A safeguarding incident using technology”

Use of technology also poses a risk to adults including those who are using it in their role to support or work with children. The purpose of E-safety is to keep yourself safe as well as the children and young people that you work with.

As Parents/Carers there are things you can do to help your children develop skills:

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