Information for Parents

Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.

Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful. Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.

At St. Patrick’s we follow the SMART rules:

If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games – these are just a few of the ways that children interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn five ways to keep your kids safe on the internet.

Thinkuknow. An Introduction to Parents and Carers

This presentation introduces parents and carers to the ThinkuKnow education programme. It highlights some of the resources available for children and reminds…

eSafety Useful Links

The links on this page are designed to support you in helping your children stay as safe as they can be when using technology, including the Internet.

Click on the icons to access useful links.