Internet Safety Update

Many thanks to the small number of parents who attended Wednesday Night’s Internet Safety Meeting and for whom I hope, proved to be both interesting and informative.

During the discussion at the end of the session, I was asked to share some of the key statistics shared during the presentation as well as uploading some of the resources.

In addition, I thought it might be worthwhile to share a few of the most up to date stats that were included as part of the presentation. Here are a select few:

Growth of Portable Technology

  • In 2013 more phones will be connected to the Internet than PCs
  • In 2015 2 billion of the world’s population will own a smartphone
  • Half of UK children go online using a mobile device

Digital Footprint

  • 7% of babies have an email address created for them by their parents, BEFORE they are born
  • 81% of 2 year olds have a digital footprint
  • The average age that a child acquires an online presence courtesy of their parents, is SIX months

Using the Internet

  • The average time spent online by UK 9-16 year olds is 102 minutes per day which is significantly higher than the EU average of 88 minutes
  • Facebook announced in September 2012, that they had 1.01 BILLION monthly users
  • Did you know that the Internet is 22 years old?

E-Safety Video

Click below to link to a cartoon film designed for younger children which reminds pupils about the importance of not sharing personal information in the online world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuSsj78hwmc 

I am very keen and willing to offer repeat sessions for any parents who were not able to attend. If you would be interested in attending a future meeting, please indicate by leaving a comment or by emailing robert.quigley@highland.gov.uk

 

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Over the current school closure, please contact your child’s class teacher by email if you have any queries about online learning. If you have any other concerns, please contact Meg Snedden, Acting Head Teacher, using the following email: meg.snedden@highland.gov.uk

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