Children at Temple Grafton Church of England Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online. For further information please visit the 'childrens area' where you will find useful websites to visit with your children.:
- Facebook/Bebo/Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils should NOT be using them, as they allow children to communicate with anyone.
- 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 e-safety information:
- Think U know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced be CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- internetmatters.org a website to support parents.
- Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- 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.
- Facebook Privacy Controls
- www.facebook.com/stayingsafeonline has lots of useful information for families
- You Tube
- XBox 360
- Windows 7