Online Safety

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We would recommend students and parents checking out these two sites where you can find some valuable resources to help keep you safe on the internet.

Parents Basics To help keep your child safe online;

Don't place a PC or games console with internet access in a child's bedroom - make sure it's kept in a communal family space

 

Activate the parental controls available in your Operating System. Many games also have parental controls.

 

Do get involved in what your child is doing online - ask them to show you and ask questions

 

Don't be afraid to limit the time your child spends online

 

Keep your home PC as secure and up to date as possible - install a virus checker and regularly accept genuine system updates

 

Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MSN are for 13 year olds and above. If your child is under 13 and has an account, it means they've had to falsify their date of birth

 

You can check the sites they access by going into your internet browser history

 

If you have any serious doubts or worries about your child's activities, contact your local police who can advise you on the next steps.

Below you will find our online safety policy and some useful websites for further information, advice and support about how you can keep your child safe online.

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Below you will find some useful tips and resources for managing your children's screen time. Please feel free to download them by clicking on the picture.

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Below you will find a picture of one our display boards from within the school relating to this subject. Please feel free to click on it for a larger picture.

The following is a list of available online resources to help parents keep their children to stay safe online. Please feel free to browse, read and download the material.

Parent Guides for Keeping Children Safe Online

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Parent Guides for Individual Apps and Games

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And Finally.... One for the Students

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All of the above parent and student resources were taken from the National Online Safety website.

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