Internet safety talk

Pupils have been given letters at school to take home inviting parents to the following meeting next week.

Internet safety for ALL parents 15th May 7.30pm and S2 pupils 28th May 1.30pm

Louise Jones, Health Promoting Schools Manager and Jim Henderson, Virtual Learning Co-ordinator for Highland Council will be speaking at Gairloch High School on Thursday May 15th at 7.30pm. This event is open for all parents to come and find out more about how to support their children stay safe on the Internet.

On Wednesday 28th May they will deliver an afternoon session in school for S2 pupils to consider the risks young people may encounter whilst using the Internet and other interactive technology. The session will be based on the ThinkUknow programme and will have three themes:

  • How to have fun online,
  • how to stay in control online
  • how to report a problem

The ThinkUknow resource has been developed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and has been designed to be emotionally engaging. It is very interactive and uses a number of powerful short films to educate and inform young people about the risks they may encounter whilst using the Internet. Importantly it also seeks to empower young people to know how to problem should it arise.

All parents are invited to this relevant and potentially interesting evening.

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