Children at St Wilfrid's RCVA Primary School use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning in school, we have termly e- safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
The school has an E-saftety policy. This is shared with staff and Governors,
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 useful tips and links to help you to keep your child safe online:
We would encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the link below.
We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy. as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe. They do not offer the same levels of protection Skoodle, allowing 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 on line.
In school, children learn about E-safety through a series of lessons and assemblies.
Children learn how to report any content or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) by visiting this page and clicking the report button below.
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page
The website provides excellent clear guidance for children about E-safety, so click on the appropriate link and have a read.
Some links to more information:
- BBC website that provides useful information for parents on parental controls.
-An award winning internet safety programme for children.
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- Lots of useful advice for keeping yourself and your children safe on the internet.
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