At High Legh Primary children access 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 children 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 into their homes.
With this in mind, Mrs Price tweets each week 'WakeupWednesday' information from National Online Safety. This site has lots of up to date information for parents, including new apps to the market and games that you should be aware of.
We have put together some tips and links to useful sites to help you to keep your children safe online:
Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents.
You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine (we also deliver this to parents from school)
Kidscape- An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Know IT All- lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Childline- ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK
Internet Safety Zone- Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
Bullying UK- Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.