Internet Safety

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Please find below some information provided by Childnet International regarding how we can keep our children safe online. 

E-safety Policy

For more information on how you can help your child understand the risks and dangers involved with using the internet visit the CEOP ‘Think You Know’ website by clicking on the link below. There are some other links available below.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/safety-and-privacy/internet-safety-for-kids

www.getsafeonline.org

www.internetmatters.org/

https://parentinfo.org/

Social Networking 

One of the fastest growing areas of internet use today is social networking. There are over 3,000 social networking sites on the internet. This is changing the way that we communicate. On most of these sites, it is incredibly easy to communicate with our friends, in many cases, sharing lots of personal information and photographs.

These common social network sites all have age limits:

E-safety Information for Parents

PowerPoint from the E-safety Parents' Evening 

What can parents/carers do?

Ground Rules

Discuss as a family how the internet will be used in your house. Consider what should be kept private online (personal information, photos etc). Make sure you know what your child is doing online much like you would offline.

Online Safety

Install antivirus software, secure your internet connection and use Parental Control functions for computers, mobile phones and games consoles to block unsuitable content and contact.

Remember that parental control tools are not always 100% effective and sometimes unsuitable content can get past the, so don't rely on them alone to protect your child.

Location

Locate your computer in a supervised family area. Always supervise the use of webcams and applications which allow voice or video chat. Consider your child's use of other devices that allow internet access such as mobile phones and games consoles.

Dialogue

Talk to our child and ask them to show or even teach you how they use the internet, learn which websites or tools they like to use and why. Learning together can often open opportunities to discuss safe behaviour with your child.

Always ensure your child knows how to block or report people online who send nasty or inappropriate messages or content. Encourage your child not to retaliate or reply.

Make sure your child knows to tell an adult they trust if they see something online that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable.

It's essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Please contact school if you require anymore information regarding internet safety. 

 

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