Children at Warkworth C of E 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:
- Use Roar 2010 (on your child’s School 360 Site) All the children in our school are given free access to this resource. They have their own user name and passwords and can access this safe site; run by Northumberland County Council from home. Remember that all use of the internet at home for our children should be supervised.
- You tube, Xbox Live and Playstation activities should always be used under supervision.
- Facebook/Bebo/Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as School 360.
- 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.
We have e-safety posters on display in our classrooms. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
Some links to more e-safety information:
- CEOP : This site has advice for parents on how to keep your child safe and a contact button for help and advice should there be any E safety issues that you need help with.This button is hyperlinked on this page.
- Think U know - contains 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).
- Know It all - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Google Family Safety Centre
If you need more help with Internet Safety, or if you wish to report a problem go to http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
We hold annual meetings for Parents regarding E-Safety. If you were unable to attend the last meeting, please find the powerpoint that was used at the meeting below. If you want to know more details, please see Mrs Gibson to make an appointment with Mrs Frater.
- SMART Targets for E Safety : ( SMART Targets for E Safety.pdf )
- Parent Guide to E-Safety : ( Parent Guide to E-Safety.pdf )
- Acceptable Use Policy & Agreement : ( Acceptable Use Policy & Agreement.doc )