The Internet is an amazing thing! At school, we use the Internet on a regular basis as part of our learning and teaching. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Here is some advice to give to your children for using the Internet safely at home:
- Always ask permission before using the Internet.
- Only send e-mails to your friends.
- Only go to Internet sites that you know are safe.
- Be careful what you type into a search engine.
- Never tell anyone your name, address, or telephone number over the Internet.
- Always tell your parents or teacher if you are upset by something you see on the Internet.
Our computer network at school is safeguarded against inappropriate content. Unfortunately, computers at home might not have the same level of safety. Always follow the advice above when you are using the Internet. That way, you will stay safe and protect yourselves and those around you.
You are not allowed to have a page on social networking sites such as Facebook. If you have one with your parent or carer's permission, you can do some things to make this a bit safer.
- Set the highest security so that your details, pictures, etc cannot be seen by just anybody
- Use a made-up name so that only people that you really know can find you
- Only accept as friends people that you really know. remember that although someone says that they are 12 years old on the Internet, they might not really be 12!
Click on any of these links to find out more about how to keep safe on the Internet.