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E-Safety and Safe Internet Use

On this page you will find a large selection of Internet safety information and parent guides to help you keep your children safe online.

 

Our advice to you is to:

 

*Know what your children are doing online.

 

*Ask them to teach you to use any applications.
 
*Keep  it visible and control what they do – don’t let them sit and be online on their own.

 

*Learn how to check history, content and engage with technology.
 

There are very few children who do not have home internet access. In school the sites children are able to access are strictly filtered and their activity on the computers and iPads closely monitored. 

 

We understand that this if more difficult at home and as such offer advice for parents on how to keep children safe online.

Some of these are listed below, but if you require any further information please look out for our Computing ambassadors at parents evening or contact Mr Baker, Online and CEOP Safety Officer via the school office.

 

Top Tips for keeping your children safe online

1. Use the parental safety feature offered by your internet provider. Here you can set time limits, restrict access to sites and specify age limits.

 

2. Ensure that mobile devices have the safety settings activated. 

 

3. Monitor use by checking the history in all internet enabled devices.

 

4. Don't be fooled by your child telling you they are the 'only' one without a social media page, they are not! Please keep in mind that anything posted on the internet, never fully disappears even after deletion and that there are age limits attached to these sites for a reason.

 

5. PEGI ratings are issued to inform you that the content is unsuitable for children below the age specified. Again don't let your child pressure you into thinking they are the 'only' one without a particular game.

 

More information on these and other ways of keeping your child safe can be found at:

 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Digital Parenting Magazine

How to protect your child on their smartphone

Computing and E-Safety Ambassadors

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