The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access then ever before.
Use of the Internet can also have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.
- Facebook / Bebo / Myspace – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our 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
These dangers include:
- Viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
- Giving out personal information
- Arranging to meet an online ‘friend’
- Becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
- Spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
At Tilery Primary School we take eSafety very seriously.This link to the CEOP website has lots of information about how to keep your child safe while using the internet. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
There will also be a weekly guide shared via the schools Facebook page, our weekly Newsletter and the School Website.
|Parents homepage – ThinkUKnow
Find out more. Before doing anything, take a deep breath and try to remain calm. There’s lots of information and advice on this site to help you keep your child safe and access support.
Each week we will be sharing parents guides to various aspects of e-safety to help you support your child to use the internet safely. These guides will be shared via Facebook, Weekly Newletter and the School Website.