Supporting Parents

ICT in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, schools need to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our young people with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.

Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including; web‐based and mobile learning. It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole. Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:

  • Websites
  • Email and Instant Messaging
  • Chat Rooms and Social Networking
  • Blogs, Wikis and Tweeters
  • Podcasting
  • Video Broadcasting
  • Music Downloading
  • Gaming
  • Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality
  • I Pads
  • Other mobile devices with web functionality

Useful Safety Links

Think You Know


Bullying UK

Common Sense Media

Kids Media Downloads

NET Aware

UK Safer Internet Centre

Safety Tools
Safety Tools

Parental Controls
How to set up parental controls on your devices at home