Access Keys:

Howard Primary School & Nursery Unit, Dungannon

Safer Schools NI App

We are delighted to invite you to download our new Safer Schools NI App, provided to your school by the Department of Education and INEQE Safeguarding Group. (Downloaded Safer Schools last year? This new and updated App replaces it!)

Did you know?

92% of children in Northern Ireland use video sharing platforms, with 53% using social media and 65% accessing messaging apps (Ofcom, 2020). If your child hasn’t already been using these platforms, they soon will be! Therefore, it's more important than ever to be aware of how to keep your child safe.  

How will the Safer Schools NI App help you? 

- Provides you with easy-to-follow steps on how to make your home and devices safer in the ‘Need-to-Know' section. It’s a great place to start!   

- Keeps you up to date with the current online trends, threats, and risks to your child. This information is sent directly to your device!  

- Delivers the information you need to know on social media and gaming platforms, helping you understand the latest buzzwords and how to set privacy and parental settings on platforms like Among Us, Minecraft and TikTok.

- Offers expert guidance to help you navigate important issues such as bullying, mental health and healthy relationships. Giving you practical tips on how to approach these conversations with your children. 

- The Online Safety section will signpost you to help and support where you need it when you need it – it's in your pocket!