Children at Tynsel Parkes use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning and we want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering and motoring system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of information (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:-
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 enjoy the internet together.
Facebook/bebo/Myspace: To protect our children, many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13.
Have a look at these E-Safety videos they are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children.
Hector, Lee and Kim will help children aged 5-7 to use the Internet safely.
KS2 children can use the Cybercafe to explore different forms of technology safety.
The BBC have set up this great site to help you to stay safe online. There are videos, games and interactive activities to try!