Information for keeping your child safe on the Internet
At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access a wide range of digital material (both good and bad) and bring them into their homes.
Here are some tips to help keep your child safe online:
Explore e-safety sites
There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children in our Links section. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
Facebook & Twitter
These sites have a minimum age limit of 13, 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.
Internet Safety Leaflets & Guidance
Some links to more information:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - Containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
ceop.police.uk - Receive help and advice as well as the option to report any instance of sexual contact or harmful material to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
www.childnet.com/resources/kia - Information and advice about internet safety for children, parents and schools.
www.bullying.co.uk - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
www.childline.org.uk - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
www.swiggle.org.uk/Stay-Safe - Safe search website from South Gloucestershire.