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Empowering Gen Tech Enfield and Haringey
A safer internet
Thank you for your interest in our Empowering Generation Tech programme. We are delighted that you would like to take part.
Young people’s online safety has always been a concern for parents, carers and educators but the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced young people online more than ever before, as we have had to developvirtual or ‘blended’ approaches to learning in response. There has also been an increase in usage of social media and online gaming as young people try to keep connected and occupy their time.
A safer internet for children
The move towards a safer internet for children is also supported by the UK Government: “The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK is the safest place in the world to go online. It is essential that all users have the best possible protection against online harms, and that illegal content is identified and removed”.
This is why SafeToNet is partnering with selected schools in the Enfield and Haringey Boroughs to better understand how the Pandemic is impacting young people’s online safety. The origins of too many real-life hurtful and harmful incidents can be traced back to the internet and we all have a responsibility to work towards preventing young people from experiencing harms online.
SafeToNet is a member of the UK’s safety-tech industry and only exists to keep young people safe online.
Schools Project Enfield and Haringey
The Enfield and Haringey programme has two strands. Firstly, through a brief anonymous voluntary survey, we will collect information to establish:
Secondly, for the duration of the programme, parents will have access to the award-winning SafeToNet safeguarding software which can be installed on young people’s smartphone and tablets (depending on the version).
What is SafeToNet?
SafeToNet, is a multi-award-winning cyber solution that safeguards children around the world from predatory threats such as bullying, grooming, abuse and aggression.
The pioneering SafeToNet keyboard uses artificial intelligence to detect and filter risks in real time before harm is caused.
Children are also provided with powerful digital wellbeing features to help them with the pressures associated with the digital world.
Furthermore, SafeToNet provides advice and guidance to both children and parents, while always respecting the child’s privacy.
The software will educate and support young people to be safer digital citizens in real-time as they type and also alert parents and carers to any risks.
The benefits for taking part
At the end of the programme there will be a report for schools so they can better understand learners needs. Schools, young people and their families will benefit both directly and indirectly from participation in a number of ways, including:
If you would like to take part in this programme, please register here:
Why are we doing this?
There is no doubt that the internet has changed all of our lives and revolutionised connectivity and communications. Smartphones have replaced our cameras, and our calculators and we have 9 million apps available to help us with household tasks, money management, health, fitness and learning. We can listen to music, play games, watch films, send instant messages, make phone calls and surf the web all from a computer in your pocket.
The average age for a young person to get their first smartphone is now 10 years. This coincides with the transition from Primary to Secondary school when young people are starting to claim more autonomy in their lives but there is a problem; while young people learn how to use these devices quickly, they don’t always have the life skills or experience to safely navigate the online world and won’t always realise when they are being groomed, tricked or bullied.