There is no formal definition of e-Safety; a quick Google search will return many results with individual opinions. Essentially e-Safety is about the education of young people to enjoy the safe use of technology.
But there are some important principles:
- e-Safety is about educating and empowering children and young people to enjoy the safe use of digital technologies
- e-Safety is about raising the awareness of risks and issues with adults so that they can talk to their children or students
- e-Safety includes the governance and liabilities within any establishment that has a responsibility for children, i.e. a school, youth centre, children’s home etc.
- e-Safety is not about computers or technology – it is about safeguarding. This is the most important principle to remember.
If you would like to know more about e-safety, why not come along to our e-Safety conference, which takes place on 6 Feb, 2013.