Why do Schools use the internet?
The Internet is a marvellous tool and a wonderful resource. The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.
Although we decrease this risk we cannot prevent it entirely.
What can I do to help?
Are you fully in control of what your child is viewing online and who they are talking to?
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
Research by Ofcom shows that 78% of 5-7 year olds are now using the internet, so learning about online safety is as integral as learning to cross the road.
Where can I find out more information on e-Safety?
Check out the web pages below for further information on e-safety and protecting your children online.
Think U Know
Think U Know Website for Parents Including ‘Purely for Parents’ Webcast
Know it All
Know It All for Parents from Childnet International
Police CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
Seen something on the internet that you are concerned about? Report Abuse to the Police CEOP unit.
Parenting in the Digital Age website
Useful e-safety sites for Children:
Think U Know 5-7
Hector's World - watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely
Think U Know 8-10
Think U Know Cyber Cafe
Learn about the internet and being smart online
BBC Stay Safe
Tips and tricks to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.