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Online Safety

Parents and Carers helpful links and advice.

E-safety is a hugely important issue both in school and at home.  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 contact Mrs Lane or Mrs Rising, our E-safety co-ordinators 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. 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.

Online Safety Update

We suggest that you check your child’s devices and delete apps that are inappropriate. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Rising via the office and we will be happy to help.

Thank you for your continued support.

The NSPCC  have great help pages for parents to browse and discuss with their child.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/

Digital Parenting is a magazine full of helpful guides and tips.If you would like to find out more please click the link.

 

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