DENI Safer Schools App Launched
Dear Parents and Carers,
In these unprecedented times, everyone is spending more time online at home, including our children and young people. The Internet provides many benefits in keeping us all connected; however, for our children and young people especially, this can present more significant risks.
The online environment can be overwhelming at times. It is therefore important we understand what our children are doing online and in so doing protect them online. The Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI) Safer Schools App aims to help with this.
please consider downloading DENI 'Safer Schools App' which has been developed in conjunction with with Ineqe Safeguarding Group.
About the App
The App is designed to support you, as you keep the children and young people in your care safer online. It provides information on how you can make your home and your children's devices safer: provides a greater understanding Social Media and highlights the benefits and risks of popular apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, House Party to name but a few. The app also provides suggestions on inspiring healthy media habits and screen time as well as an increased awareness of scams and personal information security. The in-app safety centre also provide you up to date information on how to block, mute and report anything you or the child in your care may find worrying or upsetting online from images to comments from online bullies or trolls.