e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. We have security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
At home, it is up to parents to ensure the internet is filtered. Depending on your internet service provider (ISP) and you anti-virus software, you will have a number of options to filter inappropriate sites and restrict access to chat rooms. You should look at your software guides or contact your provider if you are unsure about these. By simply changing some settings and password protecting them you can have more confidence that children are not accessing sites with adult content.
If they use chat sites to communicate with friends and you are reluctant to stop this then set rules and agree that you can monitor this occasionally to ensure they are only chatting with people they know in the 'real world' not an online person who could actually be anyone. You may be interested to watch an informative video from CEOP on You Tube about the dangers that may occur from chat sites.
Reminder to all parents: Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world, with more than 900 million active users, however, parents must be aware that it has a minimum age limit of 13 years old. By simply changing some settings and creating a password to protect them, you can have more confidence that children are not accessing sites with adult content.