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We do a lot of work to educate our children about how to staff online.
At school we use lots of technology, such as our netbooks and iPads, to help us with our learning. But it's really important that we are safe when we are using it! On this page you will find lots of hints and tips to help us stay safe online, both at home and a school.
Have a look at the documents below to find our and our blogging rules and guide for parents:
Keep Your Child Safe Online
At home, children may have unsupervised access to the Internet. This potentially, allows them to access all kinds of content (both good and bad) and bring it into their homes.
Here are a few tips:
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 always see what sites are being visited.
Facebook and all other Social Media Sites - Are you aware that many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them?
Google Safe Search - This is designed to screen sites that contain explicit content and remove them from your search results. While no filter is 100% accurate, SafeSearch helps you avoid content you may prefer not to see or would rather your children did not stumble across.
By default, Moderate SafeSearch is turned on, which helps keep explicit images out of your search results. If you prefer you can change your setting to strict filtering to help filter out explicit text as well as images. You can modify your computer’s SafeSearch settings by clicking on Search settings at the top right of the Google homepage.
Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of useful e-safety sites. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children? Kidsmart is a good one to start with.
for advice on parental controls and setting up a variety of technology from tablets to games consoles
K9 Web Protection
UK Safer Internet Centre (Advice for gaming consoles)
Childnet (advice on everything including cyber bullying)
Childnet - Know it All for Parents
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