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Cookstown High School, Cookstown

Consultation on the draft SBNI e-Safety Strategy

8th Mar 2019

Consultation on the draft SBNI e-Safety Strategy and Three Year Action Plan for Northern Ireland 2019 – 2022

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) invites your views on their draft e-Safety Strategy and Three Year Action Plan for Northern Ireland 2019 – 2022. Consultation opened on 04 March 2019. Closing date is 24 April 2019.

https://www.safeguardingni.org/esafetyconsultation

Consultation Description

The SBNI has published a draft e-Safety Strategy and Three Year Action Plan for Northern Ireland 2019 – 2022 whose overall objectives are to support the development of a comprehensive cross-government action plan that will improve e-safety by:

  • Reflecting existing evidence of good practice in e-safety approaches
  • Engaging with existing e-safety mechanisms in the UK, seeking to add value and not duplicate
  • Educating and supporting children and young people, and those responsible for their care and safety, to develop skills and knowledge to stay safe online
  • Facilitating the responsible use of digital and internet technology
  • Providing information on how to handle online abuse if it occurs and facilitating access to age-appropriate support services including recovery services. 

The draft e-Safety Strategy and Three Year Action Plan for Northern Ireland 2019 – 2022 proposes a new vision and core principles and commitments to underpin e-safety for children and young people in Northern Ireland. It also focuses on three key pillars for action to ensure the vision of keeping all children and young people in Northern Ireland safe online. This consultation is seeking the views of all stakeholders on the strategy.