Pupils in our school use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their everyday learning. Technology enhances learning and we want to ensure that our pupils get the most from it by encouraging responsible and appropriate online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular 'e-safety' activities across the year 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 it into their homes.
We have previously hosted an E-safety evening for parents/carers working with E2BN. This evening discussed a wide range of issues and measures that parents and school can do to safeguard the children when they are online.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
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 various sites that are available online.
Facebook/bebo/Myspace: Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.