Children at Mount Pleasant use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'online-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:
- Monitor your child's activity online - 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.
- Facebook / Bebo / Myspace / Instagram / Oovoo / Snapchat / Whatsapp / Twitter - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit 13 so our pupils should NOT be using them.
- Our e-safety posters - Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children.
Want more help and advice scroll down for websites and copies of Digital Parenting magazine to browse through and help you gets to grips with the digital world.
Digital Parenting Magazines - click to view
Explore e-safety sites - They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
Links to more information:
- Lancashire Online Safeguarding - lots of information and links for parents.
- Think U Know- containing internet safety advice for children aged from 5 to 16
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents.
- 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.