Children at the Sledmere and Wetwang CofE primary schools 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 themselves safe online.
At home sometimes chidren 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 onto their homes.
Here are some useful tips and links to help you to keep your children safe online.
We would encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet connectivity please check out this site; http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls.
We also suggest parents visit the internet safety website: http:www.internet-safety.yoursphere.com for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe. They do not offer the same levels of protection as Skoodle, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) also has a great website of information on e-safety for parents and carers. Please use this address to visit the page https:www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Keep your computer in a shared area -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.
We have child friendly e-safety posters on display in all our classrooms and on our laptop trolleys. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children? You can download a copy at the bottom of this page.
In school, children learn about e-safety through a scheme of lessons in PSHE.
Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to their class teacher or other classroom staff.