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Internet Safety

Children at St James’ CE Primary use the Internet regularly as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Our internet safety rules are displayed around the school.

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 to help you keep your children safe online:

  • Explore e-safety sites – There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children available online. They great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • 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.

Some useful links to more information:

Think U Know

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).

Vodafone Parents

Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting‘ magazine.

Safer Internet

Resources and information aimed at 3-11’s to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet.

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.

Bullying UK

Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.

Kidscape

An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

Childline

ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.

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