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The internet is part of everyday life for education, business and social interaction and schools have a duty to provide students with quality internet access as part of their learning experience. Pupils also use the internet outside school and need to learn how to evaluate internet information and to take care of their own safety and security.
To help you and your children further, we aim to provide as much information available to help you keep you and your child safe. Please feel free to browse through these links and keep yourself e-safety aware.
A number of parents have raised concerns re: Internet Safety Issue via Social Media please see this leaflet for useful information. Please note we have not spoken to the children about this.
Some useful information to keep your children safe and to help you support your children, can be found in some of these documents too:
A copy of the schools e-safety policy can be found by clicking here.
With our aim to keep you as informed as we can with the latest findings and updates with regard to e-safety. With this in mind, the BBC have launched a new site called ‘Own It’ for children 9 – 12 years old, which is a place where they can learn how to be the boss of their online safety. Click the link below and share with your 9 – 12 year old:
OWN IT – from the BBC
With more and more younger children having access to mobile phones, social media and online gaming etc. it is now more important than ever for us to keep them safe while online. Below are direct links to the latest advice from the NSPCC in conjunction with the O2:
Some more useful links below to help you learn more about keeping your child safe online:
Setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps It is a fact of life that social networking is now a way of life for many children. Click here to find out how to lock down your child’s privacy settings. Useful for adults too!
Setting safe internet searches with Google Safe Search Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here’s how to guard against adult content appearing in your children’s Google searches.
Three top tips for building your child’s online resilience You can’t shield your child from every risk in the online world, any more than you can offline. So how do you help them to be digitally literate (what does that even mean?)
Staying Safe on Minecraft Minecraft is one of the world’s most popular games, especially with children. Click this link to find out how it works and what you can do to keep your child safe.
How old do you have to be? A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.
Learning disabilities, autism and internet safety There are real benefits to internet use for young people with learning disabilities & autism. Specially designed apps & programmes provide wonderful opportunities for learning.
A great site with lots of top tips and valuable information about some of the dangers of internet use and how to help your child use their favourite sites openly and safely. Scroll through some of the topics below to find out more information:-
Lots more information to be found here:
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UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE
Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
Welcome parents and carers! In this section you will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.
Top Tips for Safer Internet Searching from Kidsmart