Latest Information:

Please find below some of the latest advice and guidance provided by South Wales Police and Merthyr Tydfil LEA regarding indecent images and online safety:

SnapChat Update

Recently, SnapChat have introduced a new setting that allows users to share their locations with any user. In light of this, we feel it is important that pupils understand the dangers of using location settings and how to protect themselves. Below are a selection of articles published recently which will hopefully give you more information.

What is e-Safety?
e-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technologyThe World Wide Web, email, blogs and social networks all allow us to communicate.
Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction. These features of the Internet make it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day. 
It is a priority that we protect our young people in the digital world to ensure they feel safe when using technology.

What do we do at Afon Tâf?
At Afon Tâf, we take e-safety very serious. Pupils have e-safety built into their learning through the ICT and Personal Development program of study. Our aim is to raise awareness of the dangers of using technology as well as promoting safe and responsible use by our young people.

The school is currently working toward achieving the e-safety accreditation award -

What can parents and guardians do?
Your role as parents and carers is extremely important. However, we understand that the technological world can be a very confusing place. As a result, we've put together this site to help raise awareness of the importance of e-safety.
Click on the linksshown at the top of this article to find out more about how you can help raise awareness of e-safety in the Afon Tâf community.