Online safety app launches in Moray schools
ALL schools in Moray have been registered with the Safer Schools app – providing free online safety advice and resources.
Moray Council’s Digital Learning team were on the school gates at New Elgin and Pilmuir primary schools today (Friday 10 September) to speak with families about the benefits of downloading the app and championing online safety in and out of the classroom.
The app offers teachers, parents and children support and guidance on how to stay safe online, and how to approach tricky conversations about online safety. Access to the app is free, and once downloaded parents or guardians can select their child’s school from the list, then enter 7440 for primary parents or guardians, or 7675 for secondary parents or guardians.
Moray Council’s Head of Education, Vivienne Cross, is encouraging families to continue the discussion about staying safe online, at home.
“Reinforcing the messaging young people get at school about staying safe online will help give parents and carers peace of mind that they're helping their children to develop safe and positive online habits in the increasingly-digitised world.”
Safer Schools is a partnership between Zurich Municipal and INEQE Safeguarding Group and is available to all schools in Moray who have their insurance with Zurich Municipal.
Ineque Safeguarding Group's Head of Safer Schools, Colin Stitt, said: "We are delighted to be working together with Zurich Municipal and Moray Council to provide free access to our Safer Schools app, resources and training.
"Teaching our children and young people how to stay safe online can feel daunting, but we should never take their safety in a digital world for granted; being tech savvy can create an illusion of being tech safe. It is our vast and varied safeguarding experience as a company that has taught us that the best way to keep children safe online is to educate and empower them, and everyone in their school community.
"Consider Safer Schools as a 24/7 library of online safety resources and practical advice that school staff, parents, carers and pupils can access when they need it, where they need it! I encourage you to download and login to your app today, make sure your push notifications are enabled and keep talking to the children and young people in your care about staying safe online.”