E-Safety Information for Parents

Follow this link to access an interactive training presentation which will help you to understand more about e-safety issues which may affect your child.


Our ICT Vision at Dowlais Primary School

At Dowlais Primary School we envisage an environment where the use of digital technology is regarded as an integral part of everyday practices and administration management for all.

We recognise that children live in a rapidly changing environment where technology is extending human capacities. It is therefore our intention to prepare the children to understand, experience and make an active contribution to this digital world in order to learn, communicate and develop the appropriate skills. We want to empower children to identify the risks and responsibilities involved in e-technology and be able to transfer their ICT capabilities beyond the school environment to the wider world.

E-Safety at Dowlais Primary School

New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.

The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

    • During their time at Dowlais Primary School the children are always supervised when they are accessing the internet.

    • Staff have all had E-Safety training and act as good role models for the pupils

    • We have an E-Safety Policy in place

    • Our network has E-Safety measures in place.

    • E-safety sessions / lessons take place

    • Rules for safe internet use are displayed around the school

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong.

Below is some information, help and advice to help you to ensure that your child is safe on the internet at home. Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff if you have any further questions relating to E-Safety.

Useful links

Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.

Articles and advice for children and young people.

News and articles surrounding internet safety.

Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.