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Internet Safety

We want our children to be safe when using the new technologies becoming available all the time both at school and at home.

Here are websites that have information for parents about using the Internet safely:

Kidsmart this is an award winning internet website safety website for parents and those working with children.

Thinkuknow The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

The UK Safer Internet Centre website has advice for parents, including videos from Virgin, Talk Talk, Sky and BT about setting up parental controls, and the Parents’ Guide to Technology which has advice about using new technologies including Smart phones, Gaming devices and Internet-enabled devices e.g.iPad

Vodafone has a magazine for parents.

For a parents guide explaining about cyber bullying which is the use of electronic media – especially mobile phones and the internet – to intimidate, threaten or upset someone see this BBC website

‘Supporting Young People Online’ is a new and updated information and advice leaflet for parents and carers to help support young people and address the issues they face online today. This can be downloaded using the above link.

We use the story with Early Years called ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’ and this has now been released as free app for tablets. http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/digiducks-big-decision-the-app

Information for parents about Safer Internet Day 2016 can be found on the following fact sheet.

To promote this at school:

  • Our internet connection is filtered to block out unsuitable sites for children.
  • Children are supervised when using the internet.
  • Parents are asked to sign a consent form before their child may use the internet.
  • Children are taught to use the internet safely

Internet Safety

To promote this at school:

  • Our internet connection is filtered to block out unsuitable sites for children
  • Children are supervised when using the internet
  • Parents are asked to sign a consent form before their child may use the internet
  • Children are taught to use the internet safely

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