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Dear Parents and Carers,

In these unprecedented times, we know everyone is spendingmore time online at home, including our
children and young people. The Internet provides many benefits inkeeping us all connected; however, for
our children and young people especially, this can present moresignificant risks.
The online world can be a bit overwhelming at times, but it isimportant we understand what our children
are doing online so we can help make them safer. The Departmentof Education Northern Ireland (DENI)
Safer Schools App aims to help with this.
We are delighted to invite you download the DENI Safer SchoolsApp using the instructions on the attachment.

About the App
The App is designed to support you, as you keep the
children and young people in your care safer online. The
App will provide you with information on how you can make
your home and devices safer. It gives you an in-depth
understanding Social Media and the benefits and risks of
apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and Houseparty to
name but a few.
The App will also provide you with more information on
inspiring healthy media habits and screen time, as well as
making you aware of scams and keeping personal
information safer online. The in-app Safety Centre also
provides you with up-to-date information on how to block,
mute and report anything you or the child in your care may
find worrying or upsetting online, from images to comments
from online bullies.
Don’t forget to check out our free
Home Learning Hub for more online
resources to support you further at

Many thanks

E Quinn