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Should schools do more to teach internet safety?

18 October 2016

The Communications Committee looks at the role of schools as part of its inquiry into children and the internet, in an evidence session on Tuesday 18 October.


The Committee's investigation is looking into the risks and dangers presented to children by the internet, as well as the benefits, and also online governance and regulation.


Tuesday 18 October, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 4.30pm

  • Mary McHale, teacher and member of the e-safety committee at St. Peter's School in Solihull
  • Karl Hopwood, consultant at esafety Ltd.

Areas of discussion

Questions which the Committee will ask include:

  • Should schools be responsible for teaching technological literacy?
  • Should digital citizenship be considered as a compulsory part of PSHE?
  • What training do teachers need?
  • Are there any issues relating to funding of digital and technological literacy?
  • What issues do schools encounter in raising awareness of online dangers and responsibilities?

Further information

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