As we approach the festive season, we understand that many of our pupils may be receiving new electronic devices as gifts. In light of this, we find it a timely point at which to share crucial information about the new Online Safety Act, which became law in the UK in October 2023.
The Online Safety Act represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to establish robust layers of protection for children navigating the digital landscape. Focused on ensuring the online well-being of our young learners, the government has adopted a “zero-tolerance approach to protecting children from online harm”, as reflected in the comprehensive provisions of the act.
We encourage all parents and guardians to take a moment to review the attached informative poster, summarising key aspects of the Online Safety Act. By staying informed, we can work together to create a safer online environment for all children.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we wish you and your families a safe and joyful holiday season.