E-safety is not about stopping children from using the technology that is available to them.
The school welcomes the use of iPads, computers, mobile phones and other electrical equipment. E-safety therefore is about having the knowledge and understanding of potential dangers and knowing what to do if something occurs.
The CEOP website is a fantastic website for more information regarding e-safety. It provides the reader with practical advice on what to do if an incident occurs and what you can do at home to try and prevent any problems.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
• Make sure your child knows that they should not be typing in their personal data on the internet (for example, a lot of children will type in their date of birth to access free games).
• If your child is old enough to have a facebook account, ensure they understand the dangers of adding someone they do not know well. Please note, if your child is in Primary school they are too young, and should not have a Faceboook account, or be allowed to access anyone else's. Also, make sure that they are not up loading inappropriate pictures.
• Remember, once data has been placed on the internet, you will not know for certain, where the data will end up.
• If your child has seen or done something they did not feel comfortable with, it can be reported on the CEOP website.
• Remember that a lot of game consoles now have access to the internet. This means that you child may be playing against, or having discussions, with people they do not know.
Some other useful sites for you:
Please watch the e-safety page for updates on any particular issues the school or local council are experiencing regarding e-safety.
If you have any personal concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to come into school and discuss this further.
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