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E-safety

 

Children at Wildground use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school we have regular e-safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping safe online. We also use a filtering system to prevent access to inappropriate sites.

At home children can sometimes be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This potentially allows them access to all types of society, bringing them virtually into their own homes.

Here are some tips and hints to help you to keep your child safe online.

  • Keep your computer in a shared area  - talk to your child about what they are doing online and who they are talking to. Get them to show you how to use things you are not familiar with. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience, they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam) and their online ‘friends’ will see they are in a family room.
  • Don't give out personal details to online friends -  Use a nickname when logging on and don't share full name, email address, mobile number, school name or any photos, as any picture or video online can be changed or shared without permission.
  • Be aware of the age limit on certain sites - Facebook/Bebo/My Space have a minimum age limit of 13 so none of our children should be using them. 

Last academic year we held an e-safety day which comprised a number of activities for the children to raise awareness of the subject and a talk to parents at the end of the day.

  

 To summarise the top tips for keeping safe online take a look at the useful posters below.

       
                

                 

          

     

         KS1 (4-7 year olds) KS2 (7-11 year olds)