Children at Trawden Forest Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘Online Safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them into their home, below are some tips and advice to help keep your children safe;
Explore Online Safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for parents, carers and children listed below. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children.
Online Safety posters – are displayed around the school.
Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Some links to more information:
vpnmentor - The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet.
Parentinfo.org has fantastic articles and blogs for you to follow to help keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in technology.
Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
WizCase - Definitive Guide to Raising Religious Children in an Online World.
How safe are you on the internet?
Visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk to learn how to be safe online.
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