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Information & Advice

The Internet is a great place to connect with people, be creative and discover new things.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has an important role to play in the lives of young people and as ICT is being used more frequently, it is important to raise the issue of E-safety and promote safe and responsible usage of ICT in schools and at home.

E-Safety is a national issue and we all must aim to ensure that the Internet is used in a safe manner. In addition to this, being aware of privacy settings, filters and safe usage of social networking sites will enable young people to feel protected online.

Did You Know?

  • Girls are twice as likely to experience persistent cyber bullying than boys.
  • 38% of young people have been affected by cyber bullying.
  • Abusive emails (26%) and text messages (24%) are the most common methods of cyber bullying.
  • 35% of children aged 5-15 years old who use the Internet at home have an active social networking site profile. This breaks down by age as: 1% of 5-7 year olds, 18% of 8-11 year olds and 67% of 12-15 year olds.
  • In 2013, 12-15 year olds spent as much time using the internet as watching television.
  • 12-15 year olds have an average of 272 social networking friends.
  • In 2013, 43% of parents whose children used the Internet at home had parental controls installed on the PC/laptop/netbook.

Sources:

  • Department for Education (2011) Tarapdar, Saima and Kellet, Mary. London.
  • Ofcom (2013). Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report (PDF). London: Ofcom
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