Children at Northbourne CEP 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:
- Facebook/Bebo/Myspace - Many of these site have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils should NOT be using them.
- 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 these 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:
- Think U know - containing 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).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know It all - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Facebook Privacy Controls
- You Tube
- XBox 360
- Windows 7
If you need more help with Internet Safety, or if you wish to report a problem to CEOP, click the button below.
Please find useful fact sheets below for young people and the Internet.